Counting Numbers
Counting numbers are the natural numbers that can be used in counting. They start from 1 and the series continues as 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on. Zero is not included in counting numbers because we cannot count 0. Let us learn more about counting numbers in this article.
1.  What are Counting Numbers? 
2.  Counting Numbers from 1 to 20 
3.  Counting Numbers from 1 to 100 
4.  Counting Numbers with Hands 
5.  FAQs on Counting Numbers 
What are Counting Numbers?
Counting is the process of expressing the number of elements or objects that are given. Counting numbers include natural numbers which can be counted and which are always positive. Counting is essential in daytoday life because we need to count the number of hours, the days, money, and so on. Numbers can be counted and written in words like one, two, three, four, and so on. They can be counted in order and backwards too. Sometimes, we use skip counting, reverse counting, counting by 2s, counting by 5s, and many more.
Counting Numbers from 1 to 20
The counting of numbers always starts from 1 because zero cannot be counted. Let us start counting numbers from 1 to 20 and read their number names so that they can be identified.
Counting Numbers from 1 to 100
Repeated counting of numbers is very essential for children because it helps to know the sound and the order of numbers. Using simple techniques and reallife examples, like counting the number of cookies on a plate can help them memorize numbers easily. Counting numbers from 1 to 100 in words is quite helpful because it helps to grasp the number sense of increasing numbers. The following chart shows numbers from 1 to 100.
Counting Numbers with Hands
Counting numbers from 1 to 10 can also be done using our hands and fingers. It is a known fact that visual maths helps children develop math skills faster. Using hands and fingers acts as a link between numbers and their symbolic representation. The following figure shows how the numbers from 1 to 10 can be easily represented with fingers.
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Counting Numbers Examples

Example 1:
a.) Write the counting numbers from 1 to 25.
b.) Write the counting numbers from 21 to 30.
Solution:
a.) Counting numbers from 1 to 25 can be listed as follows: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.
b.) Counting numbers from 21 to 30 can be listed as follows: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.

Example 2: Write the odd counting numbers less than 9.
Solution:
Odd numbers are those numbers that are not divisible by 2. So, the odd counting numbers less than 9 are: 1, 3, 5, and 7.
FAQs on Counting Numbers
What are Counting Numbers in Math?
Counting numbers include natural numbers that can be counted. They start from 1 and the series continues as 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on. Zero is not included in counting numbers because we cannot count 0.
What are Counting Numbers Less than 10?
Counting numbers less than 10 can be listed as, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
How Many Counting Numbers are there?
There is no limit for counting numbers because they start from 1 and go on till infinity, like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and so on. Therefore, it can be said that there are infinite counting numbers.
What Counting Numbers are also Whole Numbers?
All counting numbers are whole numbers because counting numbers start from 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on. However, it should be noted that all whole numbers are not counting numbers because whole numbers include 0, and 0 is not considered to be a counting number since it cannot be counted.
What is the mean of the first 100 Counting Numbers?
The mean of the first 100 counting numbers can be calculated by finding the sum of the first 100 counting numbers, which is, 1 + 2 + 3 +.........100. This sums up to 5050. Then, this sum is divided by the number of counting numbers, that is 100 in this case. So, 5050 ÷ 100 = 50.5. Therefore, the mean is 50.5
Give 5 examples of Counting Numbers.
There can be many examples of counting numbers:
 Counting numbers from 1 to 5 can be listed as: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 Odd Counting numbers from 1 to 10 can be listed as: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
 Even Counting numbers from 11 to 20 can be listed as: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
 Counting numbers from 21 to 25 can be listed as: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
 Counting numbers from 51 to 55 can be listed as: 51, 52, 53, 54, 55
What is Another Name for Counting Numbers?
Counting numbers can also be called natural numbers because they do not include zero and are positive numbers that start from 1, 2, 3 and the series continues till infinity.
Write the Odd Counting Numbers Between 6 and 16.
Odd numbers are those numbers that are not divisible by 2. So, the odd counting numbers between 6 and 16 are 7, 9, 11, 13, 15.
Write the Even Counting Numbers less than 12.
Even numbers are those numbers that are divisible by 2. So, the even counting numbers less than 12 are 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.
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