Add some fun and learning to your classroom with these FREE number sense activities. Grab hundred charts activities, number line learning, expanded form puzzles, comparing numbers games, and much much more.
Until I sat in a college classroom, learning about how to teach subtraction with regrouping, I seriously didn’t get it. This young 20-year-old and a future teacher had no understanding of number sense.
I never connected expanded form, with the digits that I saw in the subtraction problem.
Seriously, I never understood why I was crossing out numbers and adding ones when regrouping. It was just something I did, because I was told too.
Once those years of college were over, I made a vow. This teacher didn’t want any child leaving my classroom with the same confusion I faced.
And an amazing thing happened! As I figured out ways to build number sense in my children, I developed number sense. And for the first time in my life, I understood math. I could even do mental math. It was amazing!
I know you want this same experience for your children. That’s why you are here.
So without further ado, here are 50 number sense activities.
Thirty Scripted Number Sense Activities
If you are thinking, “I’m not good at math. I don’t understand numbers.”
Then this bundle is just for you.
It has 30 lessons that are scripted. And it will help you know how to explain using the hunderds chart, base ten blocks, ten frames, and number lines to your children.
These lessons take you step by step through setting up the lesson, teaching the lesson, what to ask while your student or students are participating in the lesson, and finally how to close up the lesson.
It is an amazing resource for anyone who is worried that their lack of math understanding is keeping them from being the best teacher!!!
First, we have number recognition is the start of building number sense. These activities are just the beginning of creating an understanding of numbers in children.
I love the hundreds chart, and my children do too. It is where we practiced counting, adding, subtracting, and even some skip counting. The hundreds chart is an excellent tool for your visual learners.
Number lines are not as widely used, but they are an incredible tool at building number sense. Whether it is working on counting, skip counting, adding or subtracting, and even decimals and fractions, it can really support number sense.
I also love rounding on the number line…that really strengthens number understanding!!!!
Try one out today!!!!
Base Ten Blocks
Moving on to base ten blocks! These little guys ignited my passion for math and helped me understand numbers better.
Yes, I hate those little cubes all over the floor after a fun, hands-on math lesson…..but let me tell you it is worth it.
You definitely want to add these guys to your lessons!!!!
Next, we jump to Ten frames. Ten frames are an awesome place for our little to begin. They can be used with themed erasers, candy, or whatever else you can think up.
And they strengthen one to one correspondence, adding and subtracting skills, decomposing numbers, and number recognition.
They are so easy to use, but our kids learn so much while using them.
Number Study – Expanded Form, Comparing Numbers, etc
Finally, the catch-all section for our building number sense activities.
Browse through this area to find comparing numbers, working with expanded form, and even rounding activities!!!