Use this matchup activity to help reinforce your students’ knowledge of one-to-one correspondence or subitizing to 10.
Students cut out each jellyfish ‘tentacle’ and attach it to the matching numeral. Or, turn it into a center activity by printing out the activity on cardstock and laminating for added durability.
For an extension activity, have students attach tentacles to the jellyfish and then color dots under each numeral to represent that number.
Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color or black and white version.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
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.
Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
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