A number line teaches the concept that numbers occur in a fixed pattern, not randomly. This means that the order of numbers never change. A six always follows a five, ten always goes after nine, and so on. Children with great number sense know how the sequence of numbers goes. Putting numbers in sequence is an important basic Math skills which will help your child develop Number Sense and build a solid Math foundation.
Students love drawing and doing puzzles. No matter what time of day it is or what part of the school year it is, they are always so excited when they get the opportunity to do draw and solve a puzzle. Students use their knowledge of numbers to go from one to the next in the twisted number line that is a Dot to dot puzzle. If they do it correctly they'll end up with a clear picture of something fun. For this type of connect the dots puzzles children are not given obvious hints as to what the picture is, preventing them in this way to simply draw the lines guided by their intutions about what the picture is. Instead they do need to rely on their knowledge of the number sequences from 1 to 100. For this activity, they will only need a pencil, but if afterwards they want to color their creation then they'll need coloring pencils too.
Skip Counting is an educational activity or game for kids to practice counting by multiples. It consists of counting by twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, sevens, eights, or nines to 99 or more. Skip counting will increase your kid's confidence about number order and promotes addition and subtraction fluency. It's also an important way to prepare kids for learning their times tables as it lays a great foundation for number sense and learning the multiplication facts.
The bundle includes skip-count puzzles for numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Four different unique pictures for each number. The solution of each picture is presented in the first few pages of the booklet. Children are supposed to start drawing on the square mark, and finish their line on the X mark.
These activities combine both a puzzle and hand drawing to practice fine motor skills. The suspense of what the picture will turn out to be, makes this activity engaging and fun. It also helps children spot their mistakes and in that way provides important feedback to them.
Students can check their work by spotting something off with their picture or by checking the answer sheets when they feel they are done with their work.