## Counting Backwards From a Non-Zero Starting Point

I am learning to count backwards starting from ANY number.

I know I can do it when I am able to count backwards from a non-zero starting point.

Yesterday we practised count **forwards** from numbers other than zero, today we are going to practise counting **backwards.**

You may wish to use the 100s chart that you used yesterday.

The online version can be found here.

OR you can download this file below. ↓↓↓

### Independent Task

Like yesterday, you will be using playing cards or dice to find 2-digit numbers. If you do not have playing cards or dice, you can find some virtual dice here.

Remember – If you are using playing cards, you will need to remove the Jacks, Queens, Kings, Jokers and 10s.

Roll 2 dice or pick two playing cards from your deck to make a 2-digit number (for example 43). In your Maths book, write down the previous 8 numbers (for example 42, 41, 40, 39…).

Repeat this with **at least 5** different numbers.

### Adjusting This Task For You!

If you are finding this too tricky, try only using numbers less than 30.

If you want to challenge yourself, you could start with 3-digit or 4-digit numbers.