Really fun maths starter for counting from 10 and down though 0 to minus 10. I find that by physically saying the number as they jump through the hoops, it helps them understand how counting through zero works.

We then move onto starting at a number and discussing which number we will land on if we count up or down from that number.

Finally, we finish with a little game where I give a two step question and the children race to the answer. As a class, we then discuss if the answers are correct, checking by jumping back through the hoops.

The kids love this starter and its a great way of demonstrating counting through 0 (plus its a great way of getting the kids active).

Give it a go!