This page provides information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about counting on. It is designed to complement the Counting On topic page on BrainPOP Jr.

Help your children understand that they can employ different strategies to add. They can draw pictures, use tally marks, use a number line or a hundred chart, use mental math, and more. This topic explores the strategy of counting on 0, 1, 2, and 3. It also introduces how to form an addition number sentence and presents the symbols and vocabulary associated with addition equations, including the plus sign (+), the equal sign (=), and the sum. The topic also investigates the commutative property of addition, which states that switching the order of the addends does not affect the sum, and the zero property of addition, which states that adding 0 to a number leaves it unchanged. BrainPOP Jr. plans on producing more math movies that focus on specific strategies and concepts, such as making a ten, doubles facts, and related fact families.