Teaching Resource

0-20 Number Matching Game

PDF | 7 pages|Grades: Pre-K - 1

A matching game using different representations of the numbers 0 to 20.

Use this resource when teaching students to represent whole numbers from 0 to 20 in different forms.

The number forms include:

  • standard form
  • written form
  • dots
  • pictorial model.

Print the cards on cardstock and cut them out. Then, use them in a variety of ways, including:

  • as a math center activity – students match the cards together by number.
  • as a ‘Go Fish’ game where the four number representations form a book.
  • as a random group generator – give each student a card. When they find their matches, they have their group of 4.
  • as a memory game – using a small number of cards, lay them facedown in a grid. Students turn over two cards. If they match (any of the number representations) they keep the cards. If not, they flip them back over. This can be played individually, with a partner or small group, or as a whole class.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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