Bringing Creativity and Maths together.

Welcome to Count 2 Ten

We are a tuition provider that purposely links creative teaching activities with the fundamental knowledge and strategies necessary for mathematical success. In our lessons, we use manipulatives, arts and crafts, mathematical modelling, stories, and child friendly language to explore our mathematical world.

Empowering Your Child in Maths

At the heart of our programme is the intention to demonstrate the usefulness and creativity found within mathematics. To this end, its creator has invented unique patent pending manipulatives to literally place the concepts in the hands of its students. This allows the student to physically interact with complex mathematical ideas. Coupled with mathematical modelling, this provides a powerful platform to discover mathematical relationships, challenge individual assumptions, and create new knowledge – all essential in bringing about progress and success.

Count 2 Ten was established in 2015 for the purpose of making working with numbers easy. Our mission is to help students make sense of their mathematical world. This is achieved through mathematical modelling, fostering mathematical self-talk, communicating mathematical ideas with others, and linking conceptual and procedural understanding.

Count 2 Ten Maths Manipulatives

Mathematical Manipulatives

We have created unique manipulatives that literally put mathematical concepts in the hands of our students.

Count 2 Ten Maths Modelling

Mathematical Modelling

We teach our students to use mathematical modelling to reason and communicate their mathematical understanding.

Count 2 Ten Maths Mentor

Mathematical Mentor

Building strong relationships with our students allows them to take mathematical risks in a safe and affirming environment.

Count 2 Ten Years 2-9

Years 2 – 9

The Count 2 Ten Programme is suitable for Years 2 – 9 of the New Zealand curriculum.

Count 2 Ten Different Student Levels

Different Student Levels

The Count 2 Ten Programme caters for students of different maths abilities, from ‘below’ through ‘at’ to ‘above’ standard.

Count 2 Ten Learning Difficulties

Learning Difficulties

The Count 2 Ten Programme caters for students with learning difficulties.

The Count 2 Ten Programme



Mental mastery of Number Bonds and Doubles up to 20.

Addition and Subtraction

Mental mastery of Addition and Subtraction within 100 (includes procedural fluency/understanding of traditional algorithms).

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division Facts

Multiplication and Division Facts

Mental mastery of Multiplication/Division facts up to 20 times table.

Place Value and Measurement

Conceptual/Operational understanding of Place Value and Measurement (including space and time).

Place Value and Measurement

Understanding Multiplication & Division

Understanding Multiplication and Division

Conceptual/Operational understanding of Multiplication and Division (includes
procedural fluency/understanding of traditional algorithms).


Conceptual/Operational understanding of Fractions (includes procedural
fluency/understanding of adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions).




Conceptual/Operational understanding of Decimals (includes procedural fluency/understanding of adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing decimals).


Conceptual/Operational understanding of Percent (includes procedural fluency/understanding of converting between percentages, fractions and decimals, increasing/decreasing and GST).


Integers And Inequalities

Integers and Inequalities

Conceptual/Operational understanding of Integers and Inequalities (includes procedural fluency/understanding of adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing integers/inequalities).


Conceptual/Operational understanding of Elementary Algebra (including solving equations/inequalities, collecting like terms, expanding and factorising).


For Teachers and Schools

For Teachers and Schools

Looking for effective tools to help teach mathematics?

Count 2 Ten focuses on selective standards found within the NZ Curriculum, providing teachers with the tools necessary to teach them to mastery. Suitable for ‘at level’ students, students at risk of falling below standard, and students with learning disabilities.

The following is a list of what our programme can offer you:

  • Unique (patent pending) mathematical manipulatives that enable students access to both conceptual and procedural understanding.
  • Concrete, representational and abstract levels of learning.
  • A focus on areas commonly found difficult by students to learn and difficult by teachers to teach.
  • Short targeted lessons with tactile and kinesthetic elements.
  • Relevant and easy to follow indoor/outdoor activities for busy teachers.
  • User-friendly/reproducible notes for teachers, teacher aids and parents.
  • Scaffolding homework that reinforces essential concepts and procedural understanding.
  • Unique narrative-based strategies that make working with numbers easy.
  • Mathematical modelling activities to deepen knowledge and conceptual understanding.
  • Activities that strengthen working memory.

Get In Touch

Count 2 Ten is located in Howick, East Auckland. It currently conducts group lessons in the Orange Room within the Howick Salvation Army Community Centre. This provides a learning environment for your child that is comfortable, safe and fun.

We are able to accommodate home tuition by arrangement.

  • 0800 COUNT 2 10
  • 45/37-45 Wellington St, Howick, Auckland

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