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    Number Sense Activities

    math

    Using the number line:

    Ask your child to hop up and down on the number line. Here are a few examples:

    ·         Put your finger on 3. Hop up 5 spaces. Where do you land? (8)

    ·         Put your finger on 7 hop back 3 spaces. Where do you land? (4)

    Count up/back can be used interchangeably with “hop up/back.”

    Use the number line to solve addition and subtraction problems.

     

    Using the number grid:

    Count by 1s on the number grid. Encourage your child to use a return sweep motion when they come to the end of a row.

    Ask your child to locate a particular number on the grid. For example, say “Find the number 24 and point to it.”

    After your child has located a number ask them to tell you the numbers that come before/after.

    Skip count using the number grid-count by 2s, 5s, and 10s.

    Ask your child to hop up and down on the number grid. Here are a few examples:

    ·         Put your finger on 2. Hop up 5 spaces. Where do you land? (7)

    ·         Put your finger on 10 hop back 3 spaces. Where do you land? (7)

    Count up/back can be used interchangeably with “hop up/back.”

    Use the number grid to solve addition and subtraction problems.