Matching Numbers and Groups of Objects
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Precursor to Kindergarten - K.MD.B.3
How to Teach Children to Recognize Numbers - Recognizing numbers is the baby step to learning the basic mathematical concepts. Some start recognizing numbers at the young age of 12 months while some begin recognizing numbers at a preschool level. Before a child reaches the kindergarten level, he needs to be able to recognize and memorize the numbers easily. The best part about teaching numbers to your kids is that there is no definite way to do it. There are numerous ways in which you can make number learning fun. Here are some fun and easy ways to help your kids learn number recognition: - Number books are the ideal way of giving your child exposure to numbers. Purchase a number book that will hold your child's attention. Make it a routine to read that book together with your child. A wide variety of books is available in the market and online. - If number books don't get your child's attention to try other fun ways like using play-doh. Children enjoy playing with this squishy material every chance they get. Teach your child how to form different numbers with play-doh. They can even make sets of balls to match with the specific number - You can also create an anchor card for each number. Anchor cards are great to help students relate the number with the quantity. These worksheets and lessons help students better understand how to count and match numbers to the objects that they represent.
Printable Worksheets and Lessons
- Matching Piggy Banks: Step-by-Step Lesson- Match the number in the piggy bank to the number on the coin.
- Guided Worksheet - Do number to number matches with different scenarios: rats and cheese, fish and bowls, baskets and flowers.
- Guided Explanation - Match objects by drawing a line.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - Circle or underline the number that appears in the objects.
- Matching Worksheet - Put it all together and match both numbers and groups of items.
Work on picking items out of a group for the first time.
- Lesson 1 - Both the object in the box and the fourth object from left of the object in the box are moons. Draw a box around this object.
- Lesson 2 - The number 7 is written on the basket. The numbers written on the flowers are 7, 9 and 1. Look for the flower that has same number written on it as the number on the basket. The first flower has the number 7 written on it. Match the basket to the first flower.
The focus is on matching numbers, following directions, and understanding mixed groups.