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Number puzzle

What is it

Number puzzles - Matching numbers, number words, number of objects and number of fingers (1 to 5) (One colour coded set and one black-and-white set)

Teaching Objectives

  • Learning the number, number word, counting objects and counting fingers

  • Learning that the different representations of a number (1/ one/ 1 object/ 1 finger)

How to use

  • Use the colour coded puzzles first for easier matching

  • Cut out each puzzle piece

  • Guide your child to look at the different items on each piece

  • Label the number, word, count the object and imitate the number of fingers for your child

  • Once your child is successful and confident at the colour coded pieces, move on to the black-and-white puzzle pieces

Teaching tips

  • Pair this puzzle activity with a number song/ video to create a more interactive learning experience

  • If matching all 4 pieces at once is too difficult, cut out one piece from each set and get your child to match the last piece to the correct set. Gradually increase the number of pieces to match.

Embed more learning opportunities

  • Receptive language - What number is this?

  • Expressive language - Give me number 1

  • Counting - How many?

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