Counting in Words
Counting in words refers to the representation of numbers using the English alphabet. In other words, when we write the numbers in words using English spellings, we call it counting numbers in words. Let us learn how to count numbers in words more precisely in this article.
1.  What is Counting in Words? 
2.  Counting Numbers in Words 
3.  Counting in Words 1 to 100 
4.  Counting in Roman Numerals 
5.  Counting in Words Worksheets 
6.  FAQs on Counting in Words 
What is Counting in Words?
Counting in words means counting the physical objects in the real world, like zero, one, two, three, four, and expressing them in English words. Counting is used when we want to list the units in a group one by one to know how many units are there in all. This is called counting in order. Counting in words helps children develop their basic understanding of counting in an order either backwards or forwards. Counting in words also includes reverse counting, skip counting, forward counting, counting by twos, and so on. If we start with the basics of counting in words in the real world, we come across common examples like 'two eyes' or the 'seven colours of the rainbow' and so on. Let us learn about the alphabetical representation of numeric values in the following section.
Counting Numbers in Words
Counting in words can be simply done by observing the order and pattern of numbers. For counting numbers like 1, 2, 3, 4 instead of counting in the numeric form, we write them in words such as one, two, three, four, and so on. Observe the chart given below, which represents counting in words from one to twenty.
Counting in Words 1 to 100
Counting in words from 1 to 100 means writing numbers from 1 to 100 in their word form in an ascending order. We start from one and end at hundred. The basic numbers that help us in understanding this counting of numbers are one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine. Nine is the largest singledigit number and ninetynine is the largest twodigit number. Observe the chart given below chart to learn counting in words up to hundred. In the above section, we have covered counting in words from one to twenty. Let us read counting in words from 21 to 100. Keep the basic nine numbers in mind while reciting the counting.
Counting in Roman Numbers
Counting in Roman numerals is done with the help of seven letters that represent different numbers. These letters are I, V, X, L, C, D, and M. These letters individually hold a numeric value. Such as 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 respectively and are used to represent different numbers with the help of certain rules. Observe the chart given below to see how to count in roman numerals.
Skip Counting in Words
In math, skip counting in words is done by counting forward by skipping the numbers other than 1. To summarize, skip count is a type of counting where we keep on adding the same number each time to the previous one.
Let us understand the concept of skip counting in words with the following example. Here, we are going to perform skip counting in words by three. So, starting with zero, the next digit will be (zero + three) = three, then, three + three (3 + 3) = six (6), then six + three (6 + 3) = nine (9), then nine + three (9 + 3) = twelve (12), and so on.
Did you notice the pattern in the above example of skip counting in words, we keep on adding the same number that is three (3) each time to the previous number obtained.
Counting in Words Worksheets
Counting in words worksheets can promote a better understanding of reading, writing, and counting numbers. It consists of creative and engaging fun activities where a child can explore endtoend concepts of counting in detail with practical illustrations.
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Examples on Counting in Words

Example 1: Can you help Ria perform counting in words forward from 2 to 11?
Solution: Here the word forward means we need to count in words from 2 to 11. Let us start counting numbers in words.
According to the counting in words chart, the number after two is three.
So we count the numbers as follows: Two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), six (6), seven (7), eight (8), nine (9), ten (10), and eleven (11).

Example 2:
Write the following numbers in words.
a.) 34>
b.) 78
c.) 13
Solution:
The given numbers can be written in words in the following way:
a.) 34  Thirtyfour
b.) 78  Seventyeight
c.) 13  Thirteen

Example 3: Complete the given chain of counting in words.
Nine, ____, ____, twelve, thirteen, ______, ______, sixteen.
Solution:
The given counting is starting from the number nine. Moving forward it ends at number sixteen. So in this case of counting in words, we need to fill in the missing numbers between nine to sixteen in the given chain.
So, we can fill in the missing blanks as follows: Nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen.
FAQs on Counting In Words
What does Counting in Words Mean?
When we represent any numeric value in its alphabetical form, we call it counting in words in maths. While counting any object as 1,2,3,4, if we simultaneously call out the number names using their individual alphabetical representation this means we are counting in words. Such as one, two, three, four, and so on.
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How to Count Numbers in Words?
There are a total of 9 basic numbers which we use while counting in words. The basic numbers are one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine. Moving further after the number 20 there is a repetition of these basic numbers within a particular series such as twentyone, twentytwo, twentythree, and so on.
How to Write Numbers in Words?
Writing numbers in words gives the basic understanding to spell the number names or expressing them in the alphabetical form. Such as 456 is can be counted in words as four hundred fiftysix. By knowing the counting in words from 1 to 9 we can easily count the other numbers as well. Here is the list of the first basic nine numbers which we use while counting in words, 1one, 2two, 3three, 4four, 5five, 6six, 7seven, 8eight, and 9nine.
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How is Counting in Words Useful in Real Life?
Counting in words is useful in reading, writing, and counting numbers. If any document contains large numbers, counting in words helps readers to read numbers correctly and quickly. Counting in words develops the sense of knowing the difference between the numeric value and number names. In real life counting in words is helpful in many possible dimensions such as while counting money, the audience in a stadium, purchasing groceries, and so on.
What is the Rule of Skip Counting in Words?
While doing skip counting in words we follow the basic rule that tells us to keep on adding the same number each time to the previous one. For example, let us perform skip counting in words by 5. So the chain which we form is five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twentyfive, and so on.
What is the Rule of Reverse Counting in Words?
While doing reverse counting in words we follow the basic rule which implies the following point:
 Keep on counting in words by moving backwards starting from the given number. For example, if we need to do reverse counting from 23, we will say, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19 and so on.
How to Teach Counting in Words in Math?
Teaching counting in words is a very easy task in math. It requires the following key points to be followed:
 While teaching counting in words we should first make the child aware of the basic nine numbers used in counting.
 The nine numbers are one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine.
 Make sure the kids are following the ascending order pattern while counting in a forward direction.
 Proper instruction must be given to children while counting in words according to the type of counting such as reverse, forward, skip counting, counting by threes, and so on.
 The first twenty numbers are the building blocks for learning counting in words.
 After twenty, the number series has a similar pattern. Such as twentyone, thirtyone, thirtytwo, and so on.
Why is Counting in Words Useful?
Counting in words is very essential for children because at an early age, it develops an understanding of the difference between the numeric value and an alphabetical representation of that value. It further helps in understanding the major functions and fundamental principles of counting in mathematics.
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