Introducing, Make the Match – a low-prep counting to 20 support!
One of my favorite ways to practice representing numbers to 20 is with hands-on and student directed activities. This set of a 14 Make the Match task cards are perfect for any time of the year to practice identifying, representing and counting numbers up to 20.
Since I’ve always taught math in small groups, I gravitate toward low-prep and reusable tools that support both introducing a number and later-on as a warm up! Print the deck of cards you like, laminate, trim down and connect them with a metal ring. Or if you’re anything like me, a binder clip works too.
Each card has a number form to identify and a fun picture that’s set up to let little learners represent the match by counting out manipulatives onto it. Out of the 14 decks, you can practice identifying numbers with four different styles: number form, ten frames, fingers, word or tallies.
The different themes can easily be paired with common and inexpensive items you most likely have in your room or around the house. I’m all about bulk items that cost me a dollar or less! Some of my favorites are pom poms, dough, snack items and mini erasers. And a bonus with laminating the cards, they are perfect for writing and wiping if that’s your jam!
You can grab this Make the Match task card set by clicking here.