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Counting Backwards with Mina

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Mina counts backwards from 20 using things that she deals with everyday. The book uses the first grade math standards for New York State.

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  • Mina Counts Backwards

    Written and Arranged by

    Steven Senteney

  • After Minas average day, she was ready to go

    home.

  • She walked out of her classroom with 20 desks

    in it

  • in a line with her 19 classmates.

  • She walked 18 steps between the school and

    the bus.

  • She rode the bus 17 blocks to her house.

  • She jumped 16 times between the bus and her

    house.

  • She shared 15 apple slices with her brother

    and sister

  • and 14 animal crackers as well.

  • She did her homework of 13 math problems.

  • She put her 12 dolls away

  • and 11 of her shirts also.

  • She washed 10 dishes.

  • She took out a bag of 9 cans to the recycle

    bin

  • ..and another bag with 8 newspapers.

  • She helped her brother pick up 7 toy cars

  • And her sisters 6 books.

  • For dinner, she ate 5 chicken nuggets

  • ..and 4 pieces of broccoli.

  • She played with her 3 cats.

  • She said goodnight to her 2 siblings.

  • And finally she realized.

  • she was all alone

  • Only 1.

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