This is a set of 4 colorful work mats for building numbers. Students use quantities of given numbers to build a target number. This activity is great for building number sense and using friendly numbers. Print and laminate mats for repeated use. Assign students a target number. Students can work in pairs or independently with any type of small counters or dry erase markers. The counters are used to represent the quantity of each number they would use to build the target number. Students can write an equation to record their representations. Challenge students to come up with multiple representations and equations for the target numbers.
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