I use this activity with my students as a fun way to practice their counting skills and number recognition. The students count the number of objects on the card and then must find that number on the matching piece to put the puzzle together. It is a great activity to practice counting as well as number recognition. I use it in different ways depending on the students ability level. For my lower students I start out with one through ten, for my middle students we work on one to twenty and for my high students we work on the one through thirty to provide a challenge with them. I use this activity in small groups with students to provide more one on one support. I have paired students up together during these groups so that they have peer support also. I have used it as a choice for students at math centers before. This activity allows me to also do informal assessments to monitor students between formal assessments to see the progress being made or if I need to work more intensely with a student or group of students.