I made the Free Printable Number 13 Worksheets for Tracing and Number Recognition to cover all of those counting and writing bases with ease. The number tracing worksheets include all facets of the Number 13 from recognition and formation to counting and grouping. Now you can get out there and do the not-so-simple work of teaching!

Free printable number 13 worksheets for tracing and number recognition.

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Number Worksheet Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Dot Markers
  • Colored Pencils, Crayons, Markers
  • Pencils

My oldest son is 13. He doesn’t hesitate to let me know, multiple times throughout the week, that he is now a teenager. Practically an adult! “With more age comes more freedom”, he says. “With more age comes more chores”, I retort.

Number 13 doesn’t have to be a huge responsibility for kids (or adults). We can remind our littles that this bigger looking number is just the number 1 and the number 3 smooshed together. Nothing to be afraid of.

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How to Teach Number Recognition:



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.

Clearly, your students are going to need a bit of repetition and meaningful practice before they really master number writing, recognition, and counting.

That is why I love these printable number 13 tracing worksheets! Did we mention these are FREE worksheets with number recognition activities! Your students will get opportunities to explore the Number 13 in a variety of ways until they reach automaticity in recognizing/naming/writing/counting.

The number worksheet can be used in your day in a “number” of ways!

  • Morning work
  • Math lesson
  • Math center
  • Homework
  • Early finishers

In addition to learning to count, the free printable worksheets help children develop other foundational math skills.

Take the learning beyond number formation by posing questions about numbers as you explore them.

  • What kinds of lines make number 13? (curved/straight/both)
  • Is 13 greater than/less than 10? How do you know?
  • How many hands and fingers do you need to make up 13?
  • How many different ways can we make a group of 13?
  • What is your favorite number? Why?

How Can Kids Build Number Sense?



Simple number worksheets for kindergarten math 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)
  • Building Fine motor skills (pincer grasp)
  • Correct number formation
  • Number comparisons
  • Grouping

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.

Develops Automaticity

When the process of identifying a 13 is time-consuming and laborious, it makes it difficult for a child to then move beyond and add 13+2 or subtract 13-5. Repeated practice on math worksheets results in a number automaticity that is necessary later.

Enhances Handwriting

Writing numbers is difficult for children. Their hand muscles are still developing and they are still learning writing words, like straight line, curved line, start at the top/middle/bottom. Every chance to practice writing numbers makes number formation easier the next time.

Improves Number Sense

Knowing that 13 is greater than 1, or less than 15, is an important piece of understanding numbers. As children learn to identify numbers on a number line in sequence, they begin to make important comparisons and understand quantity.

Teaches Spelling

When children are spelling out number words, they are not only working on writing skills, but also implementing spelling and decoding.

What’s Included in the Number 13 Printable Math Worksheets Set?

How To Use The Number 13 Traceable Worksheets

How to Use the Activity

  • Choose your option below to get the free math worksheets.
  • 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 13 tracing number worksheet. It’s up to you!

Kids love adding manipulatives and games. And teachers love readymade activities! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Laminate the tracing printables 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.
Number 13 worksheets for number recognition practice.

Counting Mats

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. This works brain muscles and small muscle development.

Sequence Cards

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.

Small Group

Use any of the pages to reinforce the entire number with a small group that needs review. You can easily practice ID, formation, and counting on one page.

Focus Skills

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Number 13 worksheets for preschool and kindergarten.
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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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