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1 to 20 Number Match-Up Puzzles

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A set of 20 match-up puzzles to help students identify the numbers from 1 to 20.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom to help students identify and represent the numbers from 1 to 20 in:

  • words
  • numerals
  • ten frames
  • quantities.

Print, cut and laminate the pieces of each puzzle. Ask the students to match up the number names with their numeral, tens frame and quantity.

A great resource to use as a numeracy warm-up or group task.

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  • Jennifer Spencer


    Comment by Jennifer Spencer on October 13, 2017 at 9:31 am

    • Victoria (Teach Starter)

      Hi Jennifer,
      Thank you for your positive comment!
      We hope your students enjoy using this resource in the classroom.
      Kind regards,

      Comment by Victoria (Teach Starter) on October 13, 2017 at 9:40 am

  • Kristy Conserdyne

    Seeing as each number has its own colour, wouldn’t matching the representations end up being about matching colours? If they were all neutral, the children would actually have to look at each representation to check if they were right.

    Comment by Kristy Conserdyne on January 4, 2018 at 8:59 am

    • Victoria (Teach Starter)

      Hi Kristy,
      Thank you for your suggestion.
      We have now updated this resource so that the children use the number name, numeral, tens frame and quantity to match up the numbers instead of referring to the colours on the cards.
      A low colour and black and white version have also been provided.
      We hope your students enjoy using this resource in the classroom.
      Kind regards,

      Comment by Victoria (Teach Starter) on January 9, 2018 at 8:42 am

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Resource Updates

  • This resource is now available in Full Colour, Low Colour and Black and White. The colours have been updated so that they are mixed up, encouraging the children to use the number words, numerals, tens frames and quantities to match up the numbers instead of the colours.

    Change by Victoria (Teach Starter) 8th Jan, 2018

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