FREE Spring Number Sense

## Tuesday, April 17, 2018

### FREE Spring Number Sense

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.. This is one of the first things that we teach our kids, isn’t it? But as we know there is much more to it than just going from one number to another. Ultimately, though, we want to teach our kids more than just saying the numbers. We want them to be confident with numbers, be able to think of numbers flexibly and understand all off what goes into number sense. That is where hands on activities like this Spring Flowers Number Sense come into play.

## Spring Flowers Number Sense

Learning number sense is not just something we teach kids, not just because. Number sense is the beginning step of being able to solve math problems. When children understand number sense, they have a better chance of understanding more difficult math situations.

Materials Needed:

• Scissors
• Writing Utensil
• Laminator / Dry Erase Pockets (optional)
• Dry Erase Marker (optional)

Regardless of which option you choose, there are two pages that need numbers cut out. The first is the Higher or Lower Activity as well as the Even or Odd Number Activity page.

Shown here is the number sense worksheets where the numbers at the bottom need to be cut out. Kids can place them in the right area.

The first option is to use this as a one time use only activity. If this is your preference, children can use a crayon or colored pencil.

Shown here is the matching game. Kids can simply match the numerical number to the number word by drawing a line to connect the matches.

The other option is to laminate the pages to extend the life of the activity. By laminating it, kids can do these activities over and over. I would highly suggest laminating the number sense page, page 2 in the packet, so that kids can do this with all of the numbers 11 through 20.

The first page is the ultimate number sense page. It has space for children to write and color various ways to express a number. There is space to write the numerical version, the word, the number on dice, tally marks, the number in ten blocks, as well as drawing flowers. This activity is perfect being laminated so that any number can be done and the activity can be done over and over.

The activities are incredibly simple, requiring very little prep but will help kids immensely with learning and practicing numbers 11-20.