Systematic counting is part of Foundational Number Sense (FoNS). It is an important skill that enables children to work towards achieving fluency in mathematics. Systematic counting refers to a child’s ability to count to a number (e.g twenty) and back (e.g from 10), or count upward and backward from different starting points. The ability to count systematically equips children with the knowledge that each number occupies its own place in the sequence of all numbers. Systematic counting also includes the idea of ordinality (e.g first, second, third) and cardinality (total number of objects in a group) and supports the development of other important FoNS skills such as simple addition and subtraction.