Create an individualised number classroom display for the numbers 1–10 with this back-to-school resource.
Attention early years teachers who are introducing numbers 1-10 in their classrooms: Use this printable teaching resource to build a colourful and highly visual classroom number display to serve as a reference point for your young learners. We’ve even made a display banner ready to print so your classroom set-up will be a breeze this back-to-school season!
Using Classroom Number Displays
Wondering how you can help foundation year students to connect number names, numerals and quantities, initially up to 10? That’s exactly why the Teach Starter team of teachers created this classroom number display! This curriculum-aligned resource includes all of the components for the classroom display in one easy download with a number line, tens frame, subitising, and more.
As you introduce each number, choose the related components to compile your wall display. Use all of the representations of the number, or pick and choose those which you wish to introduce to your students.
What’s Included in This Maths Resource
The printable resource includes the following representations of the numbers 1–10, with corresponding labels:
- as a digit
- as a word
- in tally marks
- as fingers
- on a ten frame
- as a collection of blocks
- on a number line
- as subitising dots
A colourful title banner is also included. Be sure to download both available files from the drop-down menu.
Introducing the Number Line
When you first introduce your students to a number line, it’s a good idea to show a line extending in both directions without referring to the left side of 0 (the origin). By doing so you’ll create wonderful opportunities to develop problem-solving, reasoning skills and mathematical vocabulary. For example, ask open questions such as:
- How could we label this number line?
- What is the value if each interval?
- Where could we mark zero?
- What number comes before and after the given number?
Counting on Fingers
Researchers have found that when 6-year-olds improved the quality of their finger representation, they improved in arithmetic knowledge, particularly skills such as counting and number ordering. Because using fingers for counting is so useful, we’ve made it a feature of this classroom display! As you introduce numbers 1-10, don’t forget to encourage your students to show you each number on their fingers.
Looking for ways to encourage your students to use their fingers to count? Don’t miss our Hands and Numbers 1-10 Template.