Online Activities for Number Recognition to 20 - Math Coach's Corner

Online Activities for Number Recognition to 20

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

It’s not uncommon for children to be able to count to 20, but not recognize the numerals. They can easily verbally count to 20 and even beyond, but if you ask them to point to 15 on the number line they have to count from 0, and they can’t recognize 15 shown on a card. Here are a few free online resources you can use to shore them up! Use them on your interactive whiteboard for engaging whole-group practice.

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  • Connect the Dots 1-20, ABCya.com Players practice counting numbers as they connect the dots to make a picture. The program says the numbers out loud as children click on the number and gives hints are three incorrect attempts.

Connect the Dots

  • 11-20 Cloud Catcher, education.com Numbers from 11 to 20 float slowly down on clouds and a voice tells players which number to choose.  If a player chooses the correct number, a rainbow appears.  If an incorrect number is chosen, watch out for rain! Also check out Speed Counting 11-20 and Numbers 11-20 Balloon Pop, also by education.com. Note: There is a weekly free limit for games. Unlimited play requires a paid subscription

Cloud Catcher

  • Number Bingo, ABCya.com This game gives you lots of options. You can choose the magnitude of numbers to use as well as the size of the grid. A voice prompts the child to choose a number. Engaging graphics and sound.

  • Count with Allie, PBS Kids This is really an interactive book showing the numbers to 20. Allie reads the book aloud and closed captioning is available.

If you know of other good ones, please add them in the comments!

9 Comments

  1. Beth

    I always learn so much from your posts! You really are a blessing to the teaching field! Keep it up!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks, Beth! It’s all about continuous learning, right? 🙂

      Reply
  2. Carrie Pagan

    I agree with Beth! Thank you so much for taking the time to share all of your resources and what you are learning and reading about! You are my #1 go-to blog for ideas! Do you know if you are presenting at any conferences in the upcoming school year? When I last checked, I didn’t see anything on your site.
    Thanks!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Carrie! The only conference on my schedule right now is the NCTM Regional in Atlantic City in October.

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      • Carrie Pagan

        Great, thanks!

        Reply
  3. Carrie

    Thank you for these! This came at the exact right time as I collect resources for an upcoming training eith my kindergarten team. They asked for support in reteaching numbers 1-5. If anyone else has good ideas and/or resources,I’d be glad to hear them!

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  4. nimi

    What are the loud and quiet numbersin maths.,?

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  5. Rina

    OMG this is perfect. I teach preschoolers and am setting up my Google Classroom site for kids to practice during quarentine. These websites were some i’ve never heard of and I was able to use these new and excited games!!

    Reply

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