Looking for math warm-ups that are digital, editable, and proven to help students develop their number sense? Then look no further!
This resource includes over 400 pages of activities that promote number sense and math reasoning.
Number sense is critical for math understanding. Without number sense, it is difficult for students to compute and to find relationships within numbers or equations. Students need visual, perceptual, and conceptual understandings of quantities to understand numbers relationships, to work flexibly with numbers, and to reason with numbers. Number sense is what allows students to master more challenging math standards such as multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.
As an upper elementary teacher, I once thought these activities, especially subitizing, unitizing, and counting, were primarily geared toward the lower elementary grades. However, I soon learned that they can also play an important role in developing number sense in the upper elementary classroom.
This resource is meant to be used as a math warm-up. Students should gather together as a whole group. Each day students will complete a different type of activity. These activities consistently spiral and increase in difficulty as the year progresses. Of course, it’s best to specifically tailor your instruction to your students’ needs, so this resource is 100% editable.