Math Tubs: Numbers

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Spin a Number

Race to 100

Spin and Show

Gel Pouch Numbers

Felt Board Numbers

Geoboard Numbers

Play Dough Numbers

Number Writing Practice

Roll Say Keep Numbers

1:1 Correspondence Game

Connect 4 Numbers

Cube Toss Numbers

Number Puzzles

Floor Puzzles
Roll and Tally

Spin a Number

Students spin the spinner, identify the number, say its name, then color/cover one of the numbers they spun on the number coloring sheet.   Instead of having to copy - - you could laminate and have students cover numbers with some sort of manipulative.  I prefer to have them cover the numbers rather than have to spend time and resources on copying.

Materials:

  • Number Spinner

  • Number Sheet

  • Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black Crayons/Manipulatives

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Race to 100

Students roll their dice, read the number, and color squares on a 100s grid to represent the number they rolled.  First to reach 100 wins!  

Materials:

  • Dice

  • Crayons

  • 100s Chart Grids

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Spin and Show

Students place the top in the center of the number grid and spin.  Once the top has stopped, students then read the number and create it using counters. 

Materials:

  • Toy Top

  • Number Grid

  • Counters

  • Work Mat: (1-10)   (1-20)  (1-100)

Gel Pouch Numbers

Students place the top in the center of the number grid and spin.  Once the top has stopped, students then read the number and create it using counters. 

Materials:

  • Food Saver
  • Colored Hair Gel
  • Food Saver Bags
  • Number Cards (0-9)

or

  • Ziploc Freezer Bags
  • Duct Tape
  • Colored Hair Gel
  • Number Cards (0-9)

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Play Dough Numbers

Students roll the play dough or clay in to thin snakes to form numbers.  Number cards can be made and laminated for durability. 

Materials:

  • Play Dough
  • Laminated Number Cards (solid)  (outline)

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Geoboard Numbers

Students form numbers on the Geoboard with rubber bands. 

Materials:

  • Geoboards
  • Rubber Bands
  • Geoboard Number Templates (Math Their Way Geoboard Numbers) (Blank Geoboard Paper - 2 Kinds)
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Number Writing Practice #1

Students practice writing numbers.  These could be printed, laminated, and then used with wipe off crayons.

Materials:

  • wipe off crayons

  • laminated number sheets

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Number Writing Practice #2

Students practice writing numbers. 

Materials:

  • thin markers

  • Math their Way Numbers Writing Paper

  • blank paper

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1:1 Correspondence & Counting Math Game

Students take turns rolling a die and moving their game piece towards the finish line.

Materials:

  • game boards

  • die

  • game pieces

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Number Puzzles: Number Recognition, Counting and Matching

Students assemble puzzles while practicing their number recognition, counting, and matching skills.  I have four math bins that contain the puzzles.  One bin holds the easier "foam" type puzzles.  A second bin holds our peg board number boards.  The third bin houses four different count and match number puzzles.  Our final bin, the fourth one, has our "hands on learning" 5-piece number puzzles that feature numbers 0-20.

Materials:

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Cube Toss Numbers

Students toss a cube, identify the number that they rolled, and then record their toss on the recording sheet.

Materials:

  • 6-, 8-, 9-, and/or 12-sided Dice

  • Recording Sheets

       

     

Roll-N-Tally

Students toss a cube, identify the number that they rolled, and then record their toss on the recording sheet.

Materials:

  • 6-, 8-, 9-, and/or 12-sided Dice

  • Recording Sheets

Connect 4 Numbers

Played just like the "real" version of the game Connect 4.  Students partner up, select a chip (distinguishable from their partner's chip), and play begins when one player selects a "cell" from the bottom row.  The player must read the cell's contents correctly before placing their chip/counter (or coloring the cell).  Players should try to block their opponent.  Play ends when a player "connects" four cells in a row (diagonally, horizontally, vertically).

Materials:

  • Counters or Crayons

  • Recording Sheets

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