Friday, August 5, 2022

Number Sense Hands On Math Center Mats for Kindergarten

As a homeschooling momma of young kids, learning to count and recognize numbers, I have learned the importance of teaching number sense.  Number sense is being able to recognize the number of objects in a set, in various arrangements, quickly.  This will help when they move on to addition and subtraction because they can quickly visualize the numbers they are working with.  The activities below are just a few of the ways I have used number sense activities to help my own children with this important skill.

First off, I made these number sense cards that focused on several different math skills.  There are cards with tally marks, base ten blocks, the number's standard form, expanded form, number words, and tens and ones cards.  Each card has a number from 1 to 100 on it for students to sort, match and compare.

There are also several learning mats that students can sort the cards on.  Each mat offers a hands on approach to practicing number sense.  With the even and odd mat, students can choose any of  the number cards and place it in the right column.  

This mat has student sort specific cards in specific categories.  With this mat, it is helpful for the teacher to separate the correct cards so students can simple sort the cards given for each number.  

With this mat, students practice comparing numbers, determining whether the two cards chosen are greater than, less than or equal to the second card chosen.  Any of the number cards can be used with these mats.  


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