Students develop number sense through hands on activities using "number beans".
Write numbers on lima beans or plastic beans from teacher supply stores. To add some color to this activity you can print on colorful cardstock or glue cards printed on white paper to colorful cardstock.
order numbers from greatest to least
order numbers from least to greatest
choose 2 beans and add the numbers together
choose 2 beans and subtract the numbers
put beans with even numbers in a group
put beans with odd numbers in a group
find numbers that are more than 50
find numbers that are less than 50
find all the numbers you need to count by 2s
find all the numbers you need to count by 5s
find all the numbers you need to count by 10s