This is a printable Math Centre Activity. These task cards involve counting numbers 0-10 and filling in the missing numbers in patterns, in both ascending and descending order.
Print, laminate ready to go!
This set has 36 activity cards with an ALIEN theme.
36 squares (approx 8.5 cm square) with a simple number pattern at the top, and a choice of 3 numbers underneath.
I usually cut and laminate the squares, but you could simply print and use as a whole sheet activity, and ask children to circle or mark the correct answer.
The task could be to clip a peg on the correct numeral; but you could also mark with counters, markers etc.
Students need to learn to count forwards and backwards, and they need to become familiar with the missing number being in different positions in the pattern.
I think this prepares students for more difficult number pattern work, because it encourages them to think.
This is an extension of my other counting cards sets, because now the activity demands that students fill in the missing number.
There are 3 similar sets, just a different theme image.
I have these sets listed individually, and as this money saving BUNDLE!
Math Center Task Cards Missing Numbers Bundle
I have similar sets of cards with finger counts, dice dots, tally marks, ants etc, so having more than one set allows students to play matching games.
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Count to Ten with Fingers by Maree Henderson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.