Looking for a fun way to practice number sense? These Number Sense Hidden Picture Puzzles are sure to engage your learners and make learning their number sense a whole lot more fun. Make learning number sense fun for your kindergarteners and first graders. There are a total of 40 puzzles which will provide a ton of practice for your little learners. This activity is self checking as well. Click here or the image below to grab your copy of this printable. Continue reading this post to find out about to use this printable.
This a simple puzzle activity. There is no tricky puzzle cutting involved, which makes things so much easier (I hate having to cut out those round puzzle pieces). This is an easy and fun way to practice puzzle solving skills while fine-tuning their number sense. Learners will learn their number sense from numbers 1 to 20. Learners will practice counting, place value, tally marks, ten frames, subitizing, and simple addition. That’s a whole bunch of skills with one simple printable. We hope your learners have fun learning and practicing their number sense with these Number Sense Hidden Picture Puzzles. Simply print these number sense hidden picture puzzles, laminate and prep and you are ready to go.
Number Sense Hidden Picture Puzzles
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Practicing Number Sense 1- 20
Number sense is one of the most fundamental concepts in maths. Understanding and grasping number sense within numbers 1-20 is especially important for our little mathematicians.
These are some of the ways learners can practice their number sense concepts:
- Place value
- Subitizing (Dots or items)
- Ten frame
- Dice (1 to 6 and adding two or more dice together)
- Tally marks
- Finger counting
Using the Number Sense Hidden Picture Puzzles Printable:
There are a total of 40 puzzles to build up on number sense. I would recommend using these puzzles as practice, and prior explanation of number sense must be done prior. The puzzles are differentiated to provide plenty of opportunities, so learners will have plenty of practice. You will also be able to work on the number sense that your learner needs most. Start off with a number sense that a learner is familiar with before introducing a new one, this makes it easier for them to understand and will also build up on their confidence.
To prep, first print the number sense pages and laminate if desired for durability.
Next, cut apart the puzzle pieces and present it to the learner. Ask the learner to look at the number sense on the mat, and find the matching puzzle piece with the number. They will place the corresponding piece on top.
The learner will continue this process until all the puzzle pieces are placed correctly and the puzzle is completed. This activity is SELF-CHECKING which makes it easier for the learner to check the work themselves.
There are a total of 40 puzzles, and you can find the list of topics covered below. The puzzles are differentiated to allow students to practice on various number sense and help to slowly build up their skills.
Numbers 1 – 10:
For Numbers 1 – 10 there are a total of 15 puzzles focusing on the following number sense. There is one puzzle for each of the following number sense, as well as another 5 mixed puzzles combining the various number sense together.
- Tally marks
- Finger Counting
- Ten Frames
- Number Words
- Place Value
- Popsicle Sticks
- Random dots (subitizing)
- Counting bears
Numbers 11 – 20:
For Numbers 11 – 20 there are a total of 15 puzzles focusing on the following number sense. There is one puzzle for each of the following number sense, as well as another 5 mixed puzzles combining the various number sense together.
- Tally Marks
- Ten frames
- Number words
- Place Value – 1
- Place Value – 2
- Place Value – 3
- Popsicle Sticks – 1
- Popsicle Sticks – 2
Mixed Puzzles Numbers 1 – 20:
Finally there are another 10 mystery puzzles focusing on all the numbers from 1 – 20. These puzzles incorporate all the above number sense into a single puzzle and are a perfect to practice and firm up on the number sense skills.
As their number sense concepts improve, they will be able to make connections between numbers and understand concepts such as greater, smaller, addition and subtraction with more ease. It helps to build a strong foundation for their math skills.
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