Learning About Numbers

This center is all about students exploring numbers, comparing, contrasting, sorting, etc.
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Number Detectives- students are given a number and find different ways to represent it such as tallies, counters, etc.





What Comes Before- Students draw a number from a bag and must write what comes before it.




What Comes Next- Studentsdraw a number from a bag and must write what comes after it.




10 More 10 Less – Student will draw numbers from a bag and then need to tell what is ten more and ten less than that number.


Fact Sort (bigger than _, smaller than _, equal to _)
Set out addition flashcards (or any operation) . Write on an index card the terms listed above and students must sort the facts if the answer is bigger than a certain number, smaller than a certain number, or equal to it.
Backward Number Sort- Give students a pack of number cards and have them start at the highest number counting backwards to the lowest. Could also be used with fractions, decimals, or percents.


Forward Number Sort-
Give students a pack of number cards and have them start at the lowest number counting up. Could also be used with fractions, decimals, or percents.



Backward Number Sort-




Roll to 100- Students will roll dice and color their way to 100 adding as they go using a 100 chart.



How Many Ways Can You Make… - Students have a number at the top of their paper and they can use any operation to get that number. They must list as many ways as possible to get it. You can make it more challenging or more focused by requiring them to use certain operations or a combo of operations.


Prime and Composite Number Sort-Students will use number cards to sort into a pile of composite numbers and a pile of prime numbers.


More coming soon!