Number Sense Wheel Clip Cards

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Looking for a hands-on and engaging way to practice number sense concepts from 1 t0 20? These FREE Number Sense Wheel Clip Cards will help your kindergartener or first grader practice their number sense for numbers 1 to 20 while training those fine motor skills at the same time. Grab your free copy at the end of this blog post and if you loved it, head over and check out the whole ENDLESS bundle of Kindergarten Clip Cards.

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This a simple, low prep activity and only requires clothespins or circle counters to do the activity. This is an easy and fun way to sneak in some fine motor skills with numbers. 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 Clip Cards. Simply print these free number clip cards, laminate and you are ready to go.

Number Sense Clip Cards Free Printable

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Number sense clip cards

What are Wheel Clip Cards?

Wheel clip cards have more options that the normal clip cards you might be used to. Learners will have to choose between more options making this activity a bit tougher than normal clip cards. There can also be more than one option, so  learners will have to realize that and be able to select all the correct answers.

For this reason, I would recommend using these only once the learner is familiar with the concept and needs further practice. Using these to introduce the topic to the learner might be overwhelming and might result in confusion towards the learner.

Number Sense Wheel Clip Cards

These wheel clip cards are so much fun. I simply love how clip cards can be used both to train those fine motor skills (clipping clothespins is hard work!) and at the same time practice whatever concept they need to work on. For learners to develop strong math foundational skills their concept of number sense needs to very good. Number sense from 1 to 20 is especially a very important concept and it is essential that learners fully grasp and understand numbers 1 to 20.

These are some of the ways learners can practice their number sense concepts:

  • Counting
  • Place value
  • Subitizing (Dots or items)
  • Ten frame
  • Dice (1 to 6 and adding two or more dice together)
  • Tally marks
  • Finger counting
  • Dominoes

Using the number sense clip cards

In these number sense cards, there are two sets of wheels. One set focuses on number sense for numbers 1 to 10 while the other set focus on number sense for numbers 1 to 20. Simply choose which set of numbers you would like your learner to practice on and print those out.

Numbers 1 to 10:

Each of the cards contain the following options

  • Ten Frame
  • Dice (2 dice for 7 to 10)
  • Tally Marks
  • Domino
  • Fingers

There are a total of 8 options, of which 5 of them match the number in the center. The other 3 options do not match the number. 

Numbers 11 to 20:

Each of the cards contain the following options

  • Ten Frame
  • Tally Marks
  • Place Value (using base ten blocks)
  • Dominoes
  • Dice (two to three dice, this does require some sense of addition)

There are a total of 8 options, of which 5 of them match the number in the center. The other 3 options do not match the number.

  • Wooden clothespin (these are colored)
  • Wooden clothespin
  • Printer
  • Laminator (highly recommended)
  • Laminating sheets

Number Sense Activities Numbers 1 to 20

If your learners are just getting the hang of their number sense, start off with the smaller numbers before heading over to the larger numbers.

For e.g. start with the number 2.

Ask the learner to see whether they can identify any parts that match the number 2. If so, they can clip those.

Then slowly explain about the other parts for example the number of dots in the dominoes make up a number, and likewise the dots in the ten frame.

The number of tally marks can be counted to get a number and then it becomes a set when it reaches 5.

As students slowly gain more practice and become familiar with their concepts of number sense they will be able to deduce and make connections quicker. 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.

Number Sense Wheel Clip Cards Printable

You can also make this a self-checking activity. Just put a dot on the back of the correct parts of the clip cards. If the learner has clipped the dot then the answer is correct, if not ask them to try it again, or discuss why they chose that answer.

This packet can be used to strengthen fine motor skills, explore during morning work or used as supplemental math centers. The clip cards are skill-based, they are not thematic, so they can be used anytime during the year. The centers are best used once printed on cardstock and/or laminated. You can choose to implement these centers in an independent way or use with small-groups.

Kindergarten Clip Cards ENDLESS Bundle – Math and Literacy Centers

If you loved this printable, and would love to have more printables like this, check out this bundle of Kindergarten Clip Cards below. It currently contains 11 sets of clip cards, but is endless since I have so many ideas for clip cards. Grab it now before the price goes up as more sets are added!

Clip Cards Endless Bundle

If you enjoyed this printable, do check out these printables!

Number Sense Clip Cards Free Printable Numbers 1 to 20

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