Number sense routines
In order to develop numerical literacy, students must first understand the concept of number sense. Number sense routines allow the teacher to help the students, through many exercises, both visually and tactile, increase their understanding of numbers and how they relate to each other. Number sense routines are used in the classroom and include strategies such as dot-card images, images of various number lines and patterns, the use of charts (such as the hundreds chart), choral counting by different patterns, using mental math problem solving, group games, and much more. Number sense routines are essential in the understanding of mathematics, especially the areas of math that become increasingly difficult. If the students continually participate in number sense routines, they will be prepared for the higher math skills that are needed to be successful in school and beyond.
Number sense worksheets
The objective of number sense worksheets is to allow the student to practice concepts that have been previously instructed by the teacher. When students complete the worksheets, they are practicing and beginning to understand the skill that has been taught. There are many number sense worksheets that teachers use to help the students develop better number sense. Understanding the relationships between the numbers and how numbers work together is imperative in elementary grades, as the students must have the strong foundation of number sense before they can be successful. Number sense worksheets can be worksheets that contain exercises such as math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, patterns, even and odd numbers, place value, regrouping of numbers in the base-ten area of mathematics, and much more. Number sense worksheets can be found on many mathematical websites and in teaching materials. Spending class time using number sense worksheets is a good way to reinforce mathematical number sense concepts and skills.
Number sense activities
The main goal of number sense activities is to have the children, whether in whole group or in small group, grasp the many areas of number sense, one at a time. There are many number sense activities that the teacher can do with the class to help them master number sense. Number sense activities include choral counting, pattern games, online computer games, group and partner active learning games, math facts activities, and the use of manipulatives. Many students enjoy doing different types of number sense activities in the classroom and find themselves becoming more confident in the area of number sense as time goes on. Number sense activities are also performed in small-group teaching of mathematics to ensure that the students are working on their level and fully grasp the idea of what the objective is all about. Students that do not possess number sense will begin to grasp the concept through small group teaching and begin to increase their understanding.