# Number Sense

Do your students find it challenging to grasp number order? Our Teacher Resources for Teaching Number Sequence 0-20 are the perfect solution, offering a blend of high-quality educational and enjoyable activities. If you’re looking for engaging ways to teach counting, ordering, comparing, and sequencing numbers, you’re in the right place! Keep reading to discover why numbers 1-19 can pose a bit of a challenge.

Did you know that the first 20 numbers are the hardest to learn? Who knew? That’s because numbers 1-20 have no distinct patterns in the way we say them. This means the only way to learn these numbers is to MEMORISE them. Then we can teach students to use these patterns to help them PREDICT any number even if they have never heard of it!

If you’ve found yourself grappling with the challenge of teaching numbers 1-20, particularly the elusive 11 and 12, fret not. Join us as we explore the intricacies of this numerical landscape and discuss effective strategies to illuminate these concepts for your students.

1. Unsettling Patterns in the ‘Teens:
The seemingly predictable pattern observed in numbers 1-10 takes an unexpected turn with 11 and 12. Teaching this transition requires a delicate balance to ensure students grasp the unique combination of units and tens that defines these numbers.

2. Grappling with Teen Terminology:
Introducing numbers 13-19, each with its distinctive name, can present a linguistic challenge. The inclusion of 11 and 12 further adds complexity, demanding careful attention to ensure clarity and understanding among students.

Unlike numbers 1-10, which enjoy ubiquitous presence, 11-19 often receive limited exposure. As educators, addressing this exposure gap becomes crucial to cultivating a comprehensive understanding among students.

4. Cognitively Supporting Students:
Understanding the ‘teen’ numbers involves cognitive gymnastics, and the introduction of 11 and 12 intensifies the challenge. Supporting students in navigating this complexity requires patience, varied teaching methods, and a recognition of individual learning paces.

## Strategies For Teaching Number Sequence 0-20

• Visual Aids: Bring in some cool visuals and interactive stuff to make those numbers pop. Learning should feel like a party, right?
• Real-Life Math: Show how these numbers play out in real-life situations. Make math the superhero that saves the day in everyday scenarios.
• Practice, Practice, Practice: Encourage students to embrace repetition and practice. The more they hang out with these numbers, the friendlier they’ll become.

So, there you have it – the lowdown on why those numbers 1-19 might be a bit elusive.

There you have it – a comprehensive guide on navigating the quirks of numbers 1-19, spotlighting the mysterious 11 and 12. For fellow educators facing this challenge head-on, we’ve got your back. Elevate your teaching game with our research-based teacher resources designed to make teaching this concept a breeze. Download our awesome materials and transform this numerical adventure into a high-five moment in your classroom!

## Number Sequence Activities

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Flip it Game Ice Creams ONLY

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Flip it Game

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number grids 1-100/1-120/1-200 Ice Creams Editable

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#### Number grids 1-100/1-120/1-200 Ice Creams

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-10 Mazes

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Mazes

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 1-20 Cut and Stick Worksheets Editable

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#### Number Sequence 1-20 Cut and Stick Worksheets

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Ice Creams Math Centres

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Fairy Tale & Nursery Rhymes Strip Puzzles Editable

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#### Number Sequence 0-20 Fairy Tale & Nursery Rhymes Strip Puzzles

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 1-10 dot to dot

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Builder

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 - Spin it, Spell it, Write it!

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 QR Code number Hunt

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Kite Craft

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Kite Number Line

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Paperchains

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Sloth Strip Puzzles

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Caterpillar Activity Mats Editable

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#### Number Sequence 0-20 Caterpillar Activity Mats

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF - UPDATED 5th April 2024

#### Number Sequence 0-20 Caterpillar Number Line Display Pack

Foundation - Year 1 - Number Sequence - PDF

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