Today I want to share a super easy, low prep, quick number recognition activity!
Who doesn't love easy, quick and low prep?!
And the best part?! This has been one of the most effective strategies for number recognition I've used in my 7 years of kindergarten. SO TRUE! It really does work well and works quickly!
You need some construction paper, index cards, markers and a timer!
To make your number mats, all you do is divide 12x18 construction paper into 8 or 10 sections. I start with 8 and then move to the 10 section later.
On the index cards, write numbers to 10! (You can differentiate this to 5 or even numbers from 10-20 )
If you're like me and like cute numbers, here's a freebie for ya! 3 sets of number cards!
You can write the numbers in order and you can write the numbers in random order.
I start with the numbers in order at first just to practice and then we switch to random order.
I do this one on one and will practice with students who need it on a daily basis until they master their numbers!
The activity is simple. Students turn over a card, say the number and place the number on the right square. BAM!
To make it a race, I will time the student the first time. Then we discuss their time and we talk about whether they can beat their time. Then they do it again and try to beat their time! This little competition with themselves is a great motivator for them!
It's a super simple and very effective strategy!
In the video, you see 3 of my 'staches working on their numbers. This is their 2nd time doing the activity so they are familiar with the procedures! (At the end of the video I pan around the room so you can see what the other 'staches are doing!)