Number Concepts – Understand how to use numbers


What are Numbers

Number concepts are tied to the world around us. It helps us make sense of the world.


We count to know how many things are in a set.

We count things of the same set. One egg, two eggs, three eggs…in a basket. What you are counting is called the unit. The unit is the standard measurement used for that one thing being counting.


Numbers relate to each other. The number 7 is more than 4; 7 is two less than 9; 7 composes of 3 and 4 as well as 2 and 5; is three away from 10.

Look at the sets of eggs.

Question: Which set is more? Which set is less? Which are the same?

Answer: Set D is more than than A, B, or C. | Set C is less than A, B, or D. | Set A and B are the same.

Now look at the egg carton. How many eggs can hold in this carton?Do we have enough eggs to fill the carton? Would we have any egg or eggs that will not fit in this carton? By how much less or more?

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Printable number chart


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Adding Two Digit Numbers

Compare Numbers – More or Less

Counting up

Counting up – Subtraction by counting up

Matching Number Statements

More or less

Numbers and Word Numbers

Place Value 1

Place Value 2

Place Value 3

Place value 4

Place value form

Ranking – Number Statement more or less

Subtraction – Regrouping

Subtraction – Taking away

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