A number game to help students with number identification (1–12) and counting small quantities.
Place students into pairs and provide each pair with two alien templates (one for each student), a set of eyes, and a set number cards.
Students pick a number card place a matching number of eyes onto their alien. The student with the most eyes each round, wins!
This resource includes:
- 1 x instruction page
- 4 x alien templates (2 black and white versions)
- 12 x number cards
- 48 x alien eyes.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
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