Activating students’ thinking before math class is a strategy that research has proven invaluable time and time again. These number sense practice sheets are a great way to “MATH-tivate” thinking and for students to really understand a number beyond the standard algorithms. Each sheet incorporates both pictures and numbers to help them bridge together the pictorial with the abstract, a natural progression that we want students to do on their own. Sheets with one star in the top right corner are more formatted to support learners more than the two star sheets. The difference in support, as well as the open ended format of the sheets, is perfect for differentiating within your classroom and having students working on what they need. Early finishers have the Extend your Number Sense bubbles on the bottom while struggling students can focus their efforts on what the number looks like and where it is located, two major areas of number sense. Use these as morning work or as homework, classwork or assessments. Their versatility opens up many possibilities. Hopefully, after using these on a regular basis, your students’ mathematical minds will be MATH-tivated!