Number Worksheets and Activity Cards: Recognising Numerals and Counting

Number worksheets compliment the hands-on activities that are offered in early childhood classes. Young learners need constant opportunities to manipulate the numerals from 0 to 9, and to practise counting small groups of objects with growing accuracy. Worksheets provide teachers with hard copies of students' efforts, and are useful for assessment and reporting purposes, as evidence of understandings. It is important to include many opportunities for practising these skills within the learning program, and to build in real purposes for counting.

Activity cards support opportunities for students to count larger groups (from 11 to 20, from 20 to 50, and from 20 to 100). Teachers need to ensure that all materials necessary are available when using these cards. Once students are familiar with the procedure of each set of cards, they can work independently within small groups. This allows for different groups of students to work at their own levels of understanding within the class.