I made the Free Printable Number 17 Worksheets for Tracing and Number Recognition to easily cover all the bases of kindergarten math. The number tracing worksheets include all facets of the Number 17 from recognition and formation to counting and grouping. Now you can get out there and do the not-so-simple work of teaching!

– Life Over C's No-prep number worksheets for learning about the number 17.

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Materials for the Number 17 Worksheets

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Writing Utensils

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 variety.

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, spelling out numbers, and counting.

That is why I love these printable Number 17 tracing free worksheets! Your students will get opportunities to explore the Number 17 in a variety of ways until they reach automaticity in recognizing/naming/writing/counting.

The printable math worksheet can be incorporated into 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, pincer grasp, and quantities.

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

  • What kinds of lines make number 17? (curved/straight/both)
  • Can you show 17 on your hands and fingers? Why not?
  • Is seventeen greater than/less than 10? How do you know?
  • What is your favorite number? Why?

How Can Kids Build Number Sense?



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
  • 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, like word problems.

Develops Automaticity

When the process of identifying a 17 is time-consuming and laborious, it makes it difficult for a child to then move beyond to add, subtract, and more. Repeated practice on math worksheets results in a number automaticity that is necessary later.

Improves Number Sense

Knowing that 17 is greater than 10, or less than 20, 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.

Enhances Handwriting

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

Teaches Grouping

Counting groups of objects or matching a number with a group helps kids begin to “subitize,” or be able to recognize small groups without actually counting each singular object. Subitizing is an important math skill because it takes away the labor of counting each group every time.

“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 17 Worksheets Set?

How To Use The Number 17 Traceable Worksheets

  • 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 17 tracing number worksheet. It’s up to you!

Kids love adding manipulatives and games. And teachers love free math worksheets! 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.
  • Incorporate gross motor skills and literature with “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.”
– Life Over C's Number 5 worksheets for number recognition.

Extend the Activity:

Counting Mats

Use any page with a large number image as a mat where students count small objects or foam numbers onto it, or place them into the ten frame.

Sequence Cards

Download more numbers 1-20 to create a set of large sorting cards. Students can place them sequentially, or backward, 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

For Number Worksheets:

visual discrimination visual scanning working memory partner play Language Development cognitive sorting counting hand-eye coordination

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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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