Number Names Worksheets
Being able to match numbers to words (names) that represent them is normally the first time in a student's life where language arts crosses over with math. It is good to encourage students to continue on with this skill as their number vocabulary increases. When you first begin working with preschoolers you may think that most students will already have this skill mastered, but I have slowly seen student ability to decay in regard to this skill over the last decade. These lessons and worksheets help students learn the words that represent numbers.
Aligned Standard: K.CC.7
- Words and Numbers Step-by-Step Lesson- Match the integer to the word or words for the number.
- Guided Lesson - You get prompts to start and then we ask you to write the words.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - I wrote an explanation. It was tough not just saying, you need to learn your Dolch sight words for these numbers.
- Practice Worksheet - You get prompts for half of these and then we ask you to come up with it.
- Matching Worksheet - This should take under 30 seconds to complete.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
- Guided Lesson- Extremely basic for students that are brand new to this.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the words and the numbers from several choices.
- Numbers for the Words Worksheet- You are giving the words, now show us the numbers.
- Step-by-Step Lesson - This one walk you to and through the basic concept.
- Prompted Words for the Number Guided- We give you a list of all of the numbers and words to work off of.
- Prompted Words for the Number Guided Lesson Explanation- These work really well for students that are absent or need to work on it alone.
- Words for the Number Worksheet- This is a straight up memory exercise. Can be used as a quick quiz.
Teaching Number Names
To teach a young child about matching numbers to words can be tricky. However, you have to keep a few things in mind before you go through with it. Firstly, it's better to give them physical objects rather than drawing objects on the board. For instance, give them 5 apples and write “five” on an index card. With such activities, the children will remember the number and its matching word efficiently. You can also create songs that create different songs or poems to help the children learn to count and matching numbers. You have to be creative in your approach and use lots of real-world examples to make them understand the concept.
This is a skill that I would build into the routine of everyday and have students create number and word flashcards. One side write the number and the same number of dots on it, flip the card over and write the corresponding number name in words. Yes, they can study from these, but the goal is to use as class choral item. Routinely start class with a visual that you ask a question about. Like how many puppies are in this picture. Students then have to reach into their card pile and find the right card. You can alternate the response, sometimes as for the number side and other times ask for the word side.
This is a skill that many students will show up to class with on day one and then a skill that completely escapes many of there classmates. This creates what I refer to as the Digit Divide. To fill that gap, focus on immensely fun activities for the class as a whole. For students that are still having difficulty I would recommend you get them working regularly with computer games.