Number Sense (K-3)

Number Sense

  1. Amplify Fractions – A digital program where adaptive learning meets storytelling to close the fractions gap, setting all students on the path to math success. The program includes Gr. 3-6 interactive lessons with fun and quirky characters, along with unlimited practice problems.  Lessons come with accompanying practice that students can access at any time to review and reinforce skills.
  2. A-Plus Math (Varsity Tutors) – Interactive math resources for teachers, parents, and students featuring free math worksheets, math games, math flashcards, and more. (The interactive worksheets also have a print option.)
  3. BetterLesson – Lesson ideas in the section called “Number Sense and Operations”.
  4. Dad’s Worksheets – The worksheets below concentrate on number sense in some way.
  5. Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME) – The deceptively simple act of counting, and developing children’s number sense AND – – Young children reason about the four operations (yes, even multiplication and division!).
  6. Formative Loop – Provide Gr. 1-8 students with five-minute math drills each day. Daily exercises are generated for each day of the week and are based on individual student progress. View the reports to find out if any kids are struggling, and provide remedial instruction as needed.
  7. Gizmos – Find the perfect Gizmo to get your students ready for success. Manage your classes and assess your grade 3-12 students in one place. Make planning easy with customizable, expert lesson materials.
  8. Help Teaching – Quickly generate printable arithmetic worksheets for drilling and practice! Just set the difficulty, problem type, and number of questions desired, and generate a worksheet that can be downloaded or printed.
  9. – Use these Smart Board games, activities and lessons to learn about Adding, Subtracting, Number Facts, Number Sense, Numeration and Whole Numbers. The first section is dedicated to number sense activities and games. Note: Lots of ads to deal with on the page.
  10. Khan Academy – The most fundamental branch of math is having a clear idea on number sense and numeration. It consists of understanding place values and basic operations. 
  11. MathsChase – They use Al to suggest questions to best test your ability, and it will advance as you become more skilled. Has over a 100 different tests covering a huge range of maths skills for K-6 students. Monitor your progress and get awards for completing differents games and levels.
  12. Math Seeds – Develops beginning numeracy skills with captivating activities covering number sense, addition, subtraction, and multiplication for K-4 students. Get the most out of class time with simple and teacher-friendly software.
  13. Mathsframe – There are both worksheets and games available for each section involving number sense below:
  14. Math Worksheets 4 Kids – Introduce the elementary math concepts with this set of number sense worksheets featuring topics like counting objects, skip counting, basic operations, real-life word problems and place value drills and more. 
  15. Mr. Elementary Math – A blog site with some really good ideas of offline activities that deal with number sense for early elementary grades.
  16. National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics – The materials below are specifically for teachers dealing with early numeracy.
    • Numberblocks First broadcast in January 2017, it is a BBC television series aimed at introducing children to early numeracy. The NCETM materials use each episode as a launch pad. They are designed to assist educators and help children to bring the numbers and ideas to life in the world around them.
    • Cardinality and Counting – An explanation of what cardinality is and the typical progression of key ideas.
    • Comparison – Understanding that comparing numbers involves knowing which numbers are worth more or less than each other and the typical progression of key ideas.
    • Composition – Understanding that one number can be made up from (composed from) two or more smaller numbers and the typical progression of key ideas.

  17. NumberSense Mathematics Programme – It has been created to support children’s development of a robust sense of number and deep understanding of mathematics. The K – 7 programme is responsive to the developmental needs of children, informed by current research on how children learn mathematics and provides a comprehensive mathematics solution. Most of it is free to use but some material is available for purchase only.
  18. PBS Learning Media – K-8 Mathematics ranges from counting cardinal numbers to linear equations and functions. Students can review the calculation of area, find the area of combined shapes and can be assessed on their understanding using Khan Academy. Similar units can be created on topics such as lines and angles, probability models, and the multiplication and division of fractions. Make sure to use the filter to isolate the right grade.
  19. Reflex Math – Using fact families and delivering the right facts at the right time for each individual student, it meets students where they are. It is adaptive and individualized to work for grades 2-6 students with different needs, skills and goals.
  20. Times Tables Rock Stars – It can be used in the classroom as whole-group instruction, a math center, or homework.  Multiplication facts can be assigned to the whole class or individual students and adjustments can be made in the student setup section. Both print worksheets or online interactions are available.
    Although there is a charge to use the actual program, the interactive tools tab is free
    and can be very useful in the classroom.
  21. Worksheet Genius – Ready-made worksheets in different areas of number sense:
    • Greater Than / Less Than – Asks students to write < or > between two numbers for the first set of worksheets but requires students to write numbers to make a statement true in the second section.
    • Ordering Numbers – Plenty of choice to order both positive and negative numbers in ascending and descending order. There is also a choice of 3, 4 or 5 numbers to order.
    • Largest / Smallest – These worksheets concentrate on picking out the largest and smallest of a set of numbers (3, 4 or 5 numbers to choose from).
    • Number Lines – These simple number lines focus on counting in steps of 2, 3, 4 etc. They support the student by supplying the first few numbers, so the pattern is simple to work out and then continue. Further down, the number lines focus on counting backwards and identifying links between numbers. They re-enforce both subtraction skills, recall and number bonds.
    • Place Value Abacus – Ask the student to either read or write a number represented on a place value abacus.
    • Place Value Card Puzzles – These puzzles involve the student developing their thinking skills, as well as their knowledge of place value.
    • Rounding Numbers – All the student has to do is colour in the correct answer for easy worksheets. The student is given a clue as to which direction they need to round the number for worksheets of medium difficulty.  The “difficult” worksheets have no clues – just the question and a space for the answer.
    • First Addition and Subtraction Worksheets – Asks the student to draw extra pictures and write how many altogether or to cross out pictures and write how many are left.
    • Addition – Counting On strategy, using place value, horizontal and vertical adding worksheets.
    • Addition with Pictures – Adding 2, 3 or 4 sets of numbers using pictures.
    • Subtraction – Counting Back strategy, using place value, horizontal and vertical subtracting worksheets.
    • Multiplication – Using place value, horizontal or vertical multiplying worksheets.
  22. WorksheetWorks – A collection of worksheet generators that provide various quick and easy worksheets when something is needed for K-6 students in a pinch.
    • Numbers and Number Systems Counting (single and multi-digit), number lines, hundreds chart, place value, sorting, comparing, number words, integers and more.
    • Fractions – The visual fractions in the first section are perfect for Grade 3 students who are formally learning about fractions.
    • Basic Math Facts – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and mixed operations.
    • Basic Math Facts Activities – Basic math drills, word problem, integer sequences, magic squares, Math Maze, Mystery Number and Basic Operations bingo.
    • Beginning Math – Visual multiplication and division, addition with dice, number lines and more.
    • Math Tables – Addition and multiplication tables.
    • Multi-digit Operations – Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  23. Xtra Math – An online math fact fluency program that helps students develop quick recall and automaticity of their basic math facts. Students with a strong foundation of basic math facts will have an easier time when they begin to tackle more advanced math, like fractions or algebra.

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