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Why Number Sense is ImportantMath is a skill that builds upon a foundation. The stronger the foundation, the stronger the math abilities. So it makes sense to ensure younger kids have a strong foundation.
Number sense is the foundation of understanding numbers. Number sense promotes kids to understand what a number is, what it looks like, what it represents, and how to make it multiple ways. It goes beyond the abstract names we have for numbers (like three) and into a deeper understanding (knowing that a group of apples is 3 apples).
How to Use the Christmas Number Sense PrintablesThere are 3 separate activities in this pack that focus on counting with 10 frames and dots.
1. The first activity is a Color by Ten Frame and Color by Dots set of Christmas photos.
Start by identifying each of the colors that go with the numbers. For kids that are not yet reading, it can be helpful to color the numbers and colors at the bottom of the page. Next, color each section, one at a time, according to the code. When you are done you should have a full Christmas Picture! There are 3 puzzles:
- Ten frames 1-5
- Ten frames 6-10
- Dots 1-5
These puzzles can be printed double-sided. The back side includes the number that matches the puzzle parts on the front. On the top of the trees are the dots and the bottom of the trees are the ten frames. Match each top and bottom based on the total number. There are 10 puzzles total for numbers 1-10.
3. The last activity features ten frame counting clip cards.
Ten frames are most useful when kids can quickly recognize the number represented. Working with 10 frames regularly can help kids to build the recognition. To use the clip cards, identify the number in the ten frame. Then clip the correct number on the right-hand side! There are clip cards for numbers 1 through 10.
This post was contributed by:
Erin from Royal Baloo
Erin is a full time homeschooler and blogger. During her "free" time she enjoys any crafty activity, reading, or making printables. She blogs at RoyalBaloo.com as a means of sharing the printables and whatnot.
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