Number Talks - Early Level Starter Pack 10 Frames and Dot Cards

Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
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40 pages


This Number Talks resource contains 10 frame mats and dot cards (including 10 frame dot cards) for Numbers 1-10. The dot cards are perfect for Quick Images Number Talks, while you can use the 10 frame mats (single, double & triple 10 frame mats included) to provide extra, concrete support with subitizing and early addition and subtraction strategies for children who need it.

Number Talks are one of the best ways to develop number sense in your pupils. They transformed my mathematics teaching, once I realised how effective they were at building deep mathematical understanding in my classes.

This pack contains everything you need to get started with Number Talks in the early years. Once you have the resources made (and they are all provided here), Quick Image Number Talks are very easy, and your class will love them - mine always have. Your class will also begin to talk about and reason with numbers in ways that will astonish you.

In this pack, you'll find:

- 10 frames, double 10 frames and triple 10 frames (winter/spring themes). I used these with smaller groups of children who needed concrete experience with the mathematical strategies their peers were using during Number Talks

- A range of dot cards, showing amounts up to 10

- A range of 10 frames, showing amounts up to 10

Using these cards builds early number sense and knowledge of number bonds, in a fun way. In my early years classes, if I kept my dot cards on scrapbooking rings that were available to the children, they would often spend their 'free play time' doing Number Talks with their peers!

For more background information about this resource, please visit my blog: http://www.mondaymorningteacher.com/numeracy/number-talks-early-level

Total Pages
40 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.


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