A great addition to a math corner for preschool and kindergarten, these printable cards encourage kids to make numbers from Magna-Tiles, Picasso Tiles, and other magnetic tiles.
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People process information differently, and while of the three main processing methods are defined as auditory, visual and kinesthetic, there are in truth many different specific ways to learn. Some of them can be somewhat peculiar. Little doodles always helped me learn. And when my son wants to understand something better, he likes to build it.
“Mommy, can we build a whale with Duplo?”
“Look, I made an Eiffel tower with these blocks!”
“Let’s make S for a SNAKE with Magna-Tiles!”
Magna-Tiles, if you aren’t familiar with them, are exactly what their name suggests – magnetic building tiles that can assembled into surprisingly complicated geometric constructions, both two- and three-dimensional. Last year, he learned to make letters with Magna-Tiles, and now he’s progressing into words.
But what about numbers? To get him hooked on the concept, we decided to make Magna-Tile number cards for him. And here he is, building away,
Of course, if your children already have experience with numbers, you can encourage them to build their own versions. Anselm does that with letters all the time, and yet he still likes to have the alphabet cards I made for him on hand. He checks them out when he forgets some letters (at 4, that happens!). And sometimes, he seems to view them as puzzles, taking pleasure in repeating the shapes in the exact same colours.
So we’re happy to share our Magna-Tile number cards with you! All ten numbers, from 0 to 9. After my son masters those, we can try two-digit numbers, and later on, who knows, maybe addition and subtraction as well?
Magnetic Tile Number Cards Feature
Three different scales of cards:
- Numbers from 0 to 9 on one sheet of paper – good for quick reference
- Four numbers on one sheet – convenient card size
- One number per sheet – close to full-scale and easiest to replicate
- Bonus – two ways to build “4”
Print the cards on card stock. You can also laminate them. Use the cards as inspiration for building numbers with magnetic tiles. This is a little math corner we organized with number cards and magna-tiles.
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