## Math Story : Counting Up To 100

#### The Lighthouse And It’s Steps

It is a bright full moon night. Uncle Math and the kids are standing somewhere. There is a lot of water around them. Oh! There are so many steps. Where are they going?

â€śChildren, do you see that tall tower? That is a lighthouse. Today we are going there. You will love the view of the sea from the top. Shall we begin?â€ť says Uncle Math. The kids are excited to see a lighthouse for the first time.

But Cirho looks odd. Why? â€śOh! I wonâ€™t be able to climb so many steps. How many steps are these, Uncle Math?â€ť he questions. Being clueless, Uncle Math asks him to keep calm and proposes an idea, â€śHow about counting the steps together as we climb? We will sing, dance and have so much funâ€ť. The kids are thrilled now.

(They start singing:)

Triho, Cirha, Cirho, Squarho are going to the lighthouse.

Up, Up, Up is the lighthouse.

Worried about climbing so many steps,

They decide to count them while singing and dancing. Claps! Claps!

1,2,3,4,5 counts Triho. Jump! Jump! He jumps on the beats.

6,7,8,9,10 counts Cirho. Jump! Jump! He repeats.

It is Cirhaâ€™s turn to count ahead.

â€śWhatâ€™s next?â€ť she says while scratching her head.

11, 12, 13, 14, 15 adds Uncle Math.

16, 17, 18, 19, 20 he repeats and shows them the path.

Triho, Cirha, Cirho, Squarho are going to the lighthouse.

Up, Up, Up is the lighthouse.

21, 22, 23, 24, 25, is so zappy!

26, 27, 28, 29, 30, everyone is so happy.

31, 32, 33, 34, 35, letâ€™s rock and roll!

36, 37, 38, 39, 40, faster and faster, come on!

Triho, Cirha, Cirho, Squarho are going to the lighthouse.

Up, Up, Up is the lighthouse.

41, 42, 43, 44, 45, are going in a hurry.

46, 47, 48, 49 50, because itâ€™s a half-century.

Huffs and puffs Cirho.

â€śI canâ€™t move anymoreâ€ť, he says as his energy is zero.

Triho, Cirha and Squarho stop and stand.

â€śWe can do this together!â€ť they say, raising their hand.

Triho, Cirha, Cirho, Squarho are going to the lighthouse.

Up, Up, Up is the lighthouse.

51, 52, 53, 54, 55, Swing! Swing! Swing your hand up in the sky.

56, 57, 58, 59 60, Come on, let us not be shy!

61, 62, 63, 64, 65, Twist! Twist! Let us twist!

66, 67, 68, 69, 70, it is time for a big feast.

Triho, Cirha, Cirho, Squarho are going to the lighthouse.

Up, Up, Up is the lighthouse.

â€śHey! I can see the beacon!â€ť says Squarho.

Fast, fast, faster! They climb like a superhero.

71,72,73,74,75, spin, spin, spin like a top.

76, 77, 78, 79, 80 no one can make us stop.

81, 82, 83, 84, 85 hop, hop hop.

86, 87, 88, 89, 90 let us rush to the top.

Triho, Cirha, Cirho, Squarho are going to the lighthouse.

Up, Up, Up is the lighthouse.

â€śWe are almost there. We are almost thereâ€ť, jumps Triho.

â€śThe view would be amazing. I swear!â€ť says Triho.

91, 92, 93, 94, 95, fly, fly, fly like a bird.

96, 97, 98, 99 and 100! Finally, they conquered!

100, hundred, 100, hundred

They climbed 100 steps. Thatâ€™s unbelievable!

Triho, Cirha, Cirho, Squarho are now on the lighthouse.

Up, Up, Up is the lighthouse.

â€śWow!â€ť screams Cirha. The view of the sea from the top of the lighthouse is mesmerizing.

â€śAwesome! We climbed 100 stepsâ€ť, says Uncle Math. â€śThe big hurdle like this one also turned into a play because all of us were together. Thatâ€™s more amazing!â€ť says Triho. 100 steps of the lighthouse will always stay with them as a beautiful memory.

## We Learnt Thatâ€¦

• We can count easily using numbers from 1 to 100.
• We can easily cross any big hurdle with a good team.
• The best way to overcome obstacles is to convert them into play.

## Letâ€™s Discuss

• Where were we today? How did we count the steps?
• â€śI wonâ€™t be able to climb so many steps,â€ť said Cirho even before starting to climb. Should he have done that? Why or why not?
•  When Cirho got tired, all of us supported him. Have you done something similar for your friends?
• â€śThe big hurdle like this one also turned into a play because all of us were together.â€ť What do you understand by this?