Tonight we spoke about developing number sense in elementary – a series of tasks and games that can help children to make connections between important mathematical ideas.
Each one is an important precursor to the operations – and can help students to fill in the gaps in their learning around quantities and the relationships between them.
So – as promised, here are the number sense games and tasks that we played or talked about tonight. They make up the purposeful practice aspect of a balanced numeracy program! Click on each link to download the instructions and/or line masters needed to play the games. Enjoy – and feel free to share with your friends! See you in November….
Number sense tasks and games: