Maths Without Limits
Opening Young Minds to Endless Possibilities Counting Sounds

Young children love music.  Clapping and counting sounds are the beginning of understanding rhythm. Here are some activities to try.


Skill: Copy and count temporal patterns and temporal sequences

Questions: Can you copy my clapping? Can you make a clapping pattern? Can we clap together? Can you count my claps?  How many are there?  Shall we clap and count together?  Can we clap the same number of claps in a different pattern?  Is that possible?


Skill: Use finger patterns to keep track of temporal patterns (like beats of a drum or jumps)

Questions: Can we use our fingers to help us count the claps?