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Number Match Treasure Hunt

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: PK - K

Have students gather the treasure and make matches of numerals, quantities, and number names with this match-up activity.

Connect Word Form, Standard Form, and Visual Representations

Making connections between all the ways we represent numbers is a key skill students learn in the primary grade levels. With this resource, students will have fun finding the different gems and placing those that are equivalent onto treasure chests to make matches.

The numbers represented in this resource are 1–20. The representations include:

  • numeral (standard form)
  • name (word form)
  • collection of objects 
  • ten or twenty frames

Through this activity, students will show they can connect number names, numerals, and quantities, initially up to 10 and then beyond.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this number-matching game to enhance learning through guided maths groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by first focusing on numbers 1–10. Have them use concrete materials such as counters and place them on the red star gem cards for 1:1 correspondence.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Have students who need an extra challenge create their own representations of each number on a scrap piece of paper.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Kendall Britnell, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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