Number order to 100 is a major goal in kindergarten and 1st grade. It includes lots of different aspects, from oral counting forward and backward to recognizing and comparing two-digit numbers. These Free Missing Number Clip Cards for Fall are perfect for learning and reviewing at your Fall math centers. So save the Fall math worksheets for another time and quickly prep this engaging activity! All you need to do is print, laminate, and cut the cards apart.

– Life Over C's fall missing number clip cards math activity

Recommended Grade Level:

Missing Number Clip Cards Supplies:

  • Printer/Ink
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Paper Cutter
  • Clothespins

Comparing and Ordering Numbers Worksheets and Activities

PRIMARY LEARNING IN MATH

ONCE THEY LEARN HOW TO COUNT, NUMBERS ACTIVITIES INCREASE IN COMPLEXITY. CHILDREN MUST LEARN TO ORDER AND COMPARE 2-DIGIT NUMBERS.

Comparing numbers activities are often sprinkled throughout the primary grades. It takes a lot of time and repetition for math concepts to become automatic.

I love engaging Fall math activities and Fall math games that make learning fun.

Once you teach children how to use the cards, they can work independently. You can make them self-checking by placing a light dot on the back of the card to correspond to the correct answer.

Enhance students’ understanding and math vocabulary with questions like:

  • Which number is bigger/smaller?
  • What comes before/after/between?
  • What number is missing?
– Life Over C's Free missing number clip cards for fall are perfect for reviewing number order for double-digit numbers!

What Can Preschoolers Learn While Completing Missing Number Cards?

FREE PRINTABLE FALL MATH ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL AND BEYOND

COMPARING TWO-DIGIT NUMBERS WORKSHEETS AND GAMES DEVELOP KIDS’ CONFIDENCE AND STAMINA.

In 1st grade, comparing numbers worksheets and activities are a large part of the math curriculum. Students can gain confidence and practice independently with Fall theme missing number cards.

Other skills will be enhanced as well as finding the missing number:

  • Oral counting fluency
  • Comparing numbers
  • Identifying what’s missing
  • Number order
– Life Over C's Free missing number clip cards for fall are perfect for reviewing number order for double-digit numbers!

Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn About Missing Numbers?

Children are naturally curious about everything around them. Identifying the number missing in a sequence contributes to overall number sense.

Automaticity

Every kindergarten and preschool counting activity develops automaticity in counting and naming numbers. As this fluency develops it makes applying the numbers to add, subtract, etc., much easier.

Foundational Skill

Counting is a basic foundational skill for math. Kids need to know how to easily count forwards, backwards, and skip count to begin to apply that to more advanced math concepts.

Number Sense

Knowing how to figure out which number is missing in a sequence is a key component of number sense, which is the ability to understand, relate, and connect numbers.

Make Connections

Understanding the value of numbers is important. As children work with missing numbers and hear language like, “23 is more than 22,” or “50 is less than 80,” they begin to make important connections about numbers having value, not just a name.

How to Make The Fall Missing Number Clip Cards

Step One:

To prepare the cards, just print, laminate and cut them out.

Step Two:

Have your child place a clothespin on the correct missing number for each card.

You can make the cards self-correcting by placing a small dot on the back of each correct number before laminating. Then when all the cards are finished your child can flip them over to make sure that they answered correctly.

Alternative Idea: You can also use acrylic leaves like these to place on the correct answer!

– Life Over C's Free missing number clip cards for fall are perfect for reviewing number order for double-digit numbers!

Extend the Activity

Make a Game

Learning is always more fun when we can turn math centers in kindergarten into games. Add a die for students to roll to award themselves points as they complete each card. (or perhaps a little candy corn)

Make a Worksheet

Print the counting cards on regular paper and ask kids to record their answers after they clip a card by circling it on the paper.

Oral Counting

Oral counting games are fun! Turn the cards into a game by having one student with the card say the numbers, leaving out the missing number. Their partner then has to identify orally what’s missing.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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