The bulk of Kindergarten math instruction is, simply, numbers! They are the foundation for everything else that comes next, right? Adding, subtracting, comparing, and more. But every preschool and kindergarten teacher knows that teaching “numbers” is anything but simple! It requires time, patience, repetition and lots of number recognition activities.
I made the Free Printable Number 12 Worksheets for Tracing and Number Recognition to cover all of those bases with ease. The number tracing worksheets include all facets of the Number 12 from recognition and formation to counting and grouping. Now you can get out there and do the not-so-simple work of teaching!
Recommended Grade Level:
Number Worksheet Supplies:
- Dot Markers
- Colored Pencils, Crayons, Markers
How to Teach Number Recognition:
NUMBER PRACTICE WORKSHEETS
NUMBER RECOGNITION IS A KEY COMPONENT OF EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS. PRINTABLE MATH WORKSHEETS HELP KIDS PRACTICE WRITING AND COUNTING AS WELL.
Number recognition is a loaded concept, in my opinion! We can’t just show students a flashcard with each number on it and, Boom!, they know their numbers.
“Knowing” a number means more than just recognizing the numeral. It means naming it effortlessly, picking it from a group of other numbers, counting to it, counting back from it, and matching it with the correct quantity. Number sense worksheets help build all of these related skills.
Clearly, your students are going to need a bit of repetition and meaningful practice before they really master number writing, recognition, counting, and other pre-algebra skills.
That is why I love these free math worksheets for number 12 tracing worksheets! Your students will get opportunities to explore the Number 12 in a variety of ways until they reach automaticity in recognizing/naming/writing/counting.
The free worksheet can be incorporated into your day in a “number” of ways!
- Morning work
- Math lesson
- Math center
- Early finishers
Take the learning beyond number formation by posing questions about numbers as you explore them.
- What kinds of lines make number 12? (curved/straight/both)
- Can you show 12 on your fingers? Why not?
- Is twelve greater than/less than 10? How do you know?
- Are there groups of 12 in our classroom?
- How do we spell out the number?
How Can Kids Build Number Sense?
USING KINDERGARTEN NUMBER WORKSHEETS TO GO BEYOND A PIECE OF PAPER
NUMBER SENSE IS THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND, CONNECT, AND RELATE NUMBERS TO EACH OTHER AND THE WORLD.
Simple number worksheets for kindergarten help build number sense because they allow children to work with numbers in a variety of ways, from naming and writing the number to counting and comparing it.
Here are some skills the free number tracing worksheets will build in your students:
- One-to-one correspondence
- Counting fluency (forward and backward)
- Fine motor skills
- Correct number formation
- Number comparisons
Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn Numbers?
Printable number worksheets give ample opportunities to explore different facets of each number. This is an important step on the journey toward solid number sense and the ability to move on to complex math skills.
“My multi-aged group loved this even more than I thought they would! “
My kiddos love this! I use it for early finishers or in the morning while they are staggering in during breakfast. They are very engaged and enjoy playing!
What’s Included in the Number 12 Worksheets Set?
How To Use The Number 12 Traceable Worksheets
How to Use the Activity
- Choose your option below to get the printable pack.
- Just print the packet, then decide how to use the pages.
Using the Number Writing Worksheets
There are tons of potential ways to use the Number 12 tracing number worksheet. It’s up to you!
Kids love adding manipulatives and games. And teachers love readymade fine motor activities! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Laminate the tracing printable for write/wipe number practice.
- Add a die or number cards to turn it into a game.
- Print, staple, and use the packet for everyday review.
- Provide answer keys for self-checking.
Use any page with a large number image as a mat where students count small objects onto it, or place them into the ten frame. Or work on gross motor skills by jumping/hopping/crawling from number to number.
Download more numbers 1-20 to create a set of large sorting cards. Students can place them sequentially, or backwards, and then practice oral counting.
Use any of the pages to reinforce the entire number with a small group that needs review. You can easily practice ID, formation, word problems, and counting on one page.