When I’m planning math activities with my preschoolers, I try to make them hands-on! I like to be able to use one printable in a variety of different ways to help make them more fun and get more use out of them. I especially love when I can weave in some extra early learning skills. This free printable Missing Number Math Activity is a great way to do just that!
Not only will it help your little ones start practicing number recognition and number sequencing, there are a few different ways to use it and you can weave in some additional skills along the way! It’s easy to incorporate number sense concepts like more and less and add in some fine motor practice by using clips along with this printable. This saves prep time and still gives your kids multiple opportunities to practice these important math skills.
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Missing Number Math Activity
MATERIALS AND SETUP
With just a little bit of cutting using your favorite paper cutter (I’ve had this one for years!), this Missing Number Math Activity is ready in minutes.
I recommend printing these sheets on card stock and laminating them for extended use!
Each number strip has a missing spot for children to add the number. Decide how you want children to fill the missing space. Some options are:
- magnetic numbers
- foam numbers
- wooden numbers
- clothespins and the provided number squares
- dry erase markers (only if you’ve laminated the number strips)
HOW TO PLAY
There are a few different ways to play this game. The goal is for students to identify the missing number in a series of different numbers.
The free printable set includes 35 number strips and covers numbers 0 through 20. You can differentiate for kids based on their needs by tailoring the number strips to the specific numbers they are ready to focus on.
WAYS TO PLAY
- Cut the number strips and number cards. Have kids place the corresponding number card on the number strip.
- Attach the number cards to clothespins and have kids clip the corresponding number card on the number strip for added fine motor practice.
- If you would like more practice with number recognition and writing, you can have your kids use dry erase markers to write in the numbers, or use magnetic numbers or other number manipulatives.
Get Your FREE Missing Number Math Activity Printable
This 10 page freebie includes 35 number strips for number sequencing from 0 to 20. Corresponding number cards are also included.
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One More One Less Math Games Set
Once children are able to recognize and sequence numbers it’s important to focus in on additional number sense concepts like more and less. Here’s a look at our popular One More One Less year round games set.
What others are saying about this set:
“So easy for kids to use independently. I have been looking for activities to strengthen one more, one less.”
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Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.