Kindergarten students are starting to march back into your classroom, and you get to teach them some amazing things this school year. One area you’ll want to work on throughout the year is math. A big part of math in kindergarten is number sense. While all of your students need to have strong number sense, some might already be more proficient than others. So, how do we engage all students while practicing and working on number sense? Just check out these number sense activities for kindergarten.
What is Number Sense?
Number sense refers to a student’s ability to relate numbers to each other. This can be talking about numbers in terms of being lesser than or greater than, adding, subtracting, comparing them, and more! Really, number sense is the first step in getting awesome at math! Because of this, it’s important that we work on number sense activities in kindergarten. Need some great activities for kindergarten? Check out what we have at Adventures in Kinder and Beyond.
Roll and Cover Number Mats
Much like letter recognition, number recognition is one of the first steps to obtaining strong number sense. One way to work on number recognition, counting, quantity, and more is by using this number sense activity for kindergarten. Roll and cover Number Mats are low to no prep. The only thing you need to use this fun activity is the mats and some dice. Because of the easy set up, this is a great activity for morning work, centers, or for early finishers.
Help with Recognition by Using Number Sense Activities for Kindergarten
Sometimes students need more help with number recognition. This number sense activity for kindergarten helps students practice recognizing their numbers. Because these Number Sense Hunts are worksheets that are simple for students to do, you can use them as extra practice, in centers, as a whole group, as morning work, and more!
Another great activity that helps with number recognition is Number Sense Task Cards. These number sense task cards provide students several different activities to help students with their number sense. Because of the variety of activities, these task cards are great for centers because you can use each activity in a different area.
Subitizing with Number Sense Activities for Kindergarten
Once students get better at number recognition and counting, they should start to practice Subitizing. These number sense activities for kindergarten focus on subitizing numbers 1-10. You can have students practice this as a whole group, in pairs, or independently. No matter how you have students complete these tasks, make sure you emphasize how important it is to not count when working on this number sense skill.
Use Math Manipulatives for Number Sense
If you have number mini erasers, this math manipulative activity will be fantastic for you! Using Number Mini Erasers, your students can use them to cover numbers as well as practice their subitizing skills. If you’re looking for activities that just need math junk or mini erasers, these Counting to 100 Sheets are the perfect addition to your number sense activities.
Counting with Number Sense Activities for Kindergarten
Counting is a huge part of learning all students need to know about numbers. That’s why this Number Sense Counting Bundle is a great way to help students count in centers, as morning work, as an early finisher activity. The counting bundle will take you all the way to the end of the year making your life way easier!
Number sense is an important skill for students to learn in kindergarten. All of these no to low prep activities are perfect for your kindergarten class and can be used in a variety of ways within your classroom. So, make sure you check out all of these activities and don’t forget to grab your freebie that will help you get your number sense activities for kindergarten collection started.