Resources tagged with: Reading, writing and representing numbers

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There are 33 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Reading, writing and representing numbers, you may find related items under The Number System and Place Value.

Broad Topics > The Number System and Place Value > Reading, writing and representing numbers

Eightness of Eight

Age 5 to 7
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What do you see as you watch this video? Can you create a similar video for the number 12?

Number Lines in Disguise

Age 7 to 14
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Some of the numbers have fallen off Becky's number line. Can you figure out what they were?

Roman Numerals

Age 7 to 11
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Can you find some examples when the number of Roman numerals is fewer than the number of Arabic numerals for the same number?

That Number Square!

Age 5 to 11
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Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

Three Neighbours

Age 7 to 11
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Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?

Dotty Six

Age 5 to 11
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Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.

Number Match

Age 5 to 11
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A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Even and Odd

Age 5 to 7
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This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?

Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers

Age 11 to 14

How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?

Which Scripts?

Age 7 to 11
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There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?

Standard Index Form Matching

Age 14 to 16
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Can you match these calculations in Standard Index Form with their answers?

Neighbourly Addition

Age 7 to 14
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I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?

More Lower Primary Number Sense and Place Value Activities

Age 5 to 7

More activities which will help you get a better of sense of numbers and understand what we mean by place value.

Amount

Age 5 to 11

These tasks will help learners develop their understanding of place value, particularly giving them opportunities to express numbers as amounts.

Early Number Sense

Age 5 to 7

These activities will help children develop a strong sense of number.

Activities on the Gattegno Chart

Age 5 to 11

In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division.

Dot Card Games

Age 3 to 7

These games devised by Jenni Way use dot cards which will help children see the structure of numbers 1-6 and give them confidence as they begin to add and subtract these numbers.

Dotty Six for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?

Models in Mind

Age 3 to 14

This article looks at how models support mathematical thinking about numbers and the number system

Matching Numbers

Age 5 to 7
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Can you find different ways of showing the same number? Try this matching game and see!

Dominoes Environment

Age 5 to 11
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These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

Galley Division

Age 14 to 16
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Can you explain how Galley Division works?

Balance Power

Age 11 to 18
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Using balancing scales what is the least number of weights needed to weigh all integer masses from 1 to 1000? Placing some of the weights in the same pan as the object how many are needed?

Numbers Numbers Everywhere!

Age 5 to 11

Bernard Bagnall recommends some primary school problems which use numbers from the environment around us, from clocks to house numbers.

Lucky Numbers

Age 5 to 11

This article for pupils explores what makes numbers special or lucky, and looks at the numbers that are all around us every day.

A Story about Absolutely Nothing

Age 7 to 18

This article for the young and old talks about the origins of our number system and the important role zero has to play in it.

Arrow Arithmetic 1

Age 14 to 16
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The first part of an investigation into how to represent numbers using geometric transformations that ultimately leads us to discover numbers not on the number line.

Numbers and Notation - Ambiguities and Confusions

Age 5 to 7

While musing about the difficulties children face in comprehending number structure, notation, etc., it occured to the author that there is a vast array of occasions when numbers and signs are used. . . .

Stone Age Counting

Age 5 to 7
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What could these drawings, found in a cave in Spain, represent?

Multiplication Series: Illustrating Number Properties with Arrays

Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .

Fibonacci's Three Wishes 1

Age 7 to 14

First of two articles about Fibonacci, written for students.

Multiplication Series: Number Arrays

Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts.

A Romantic Riddle

Age 7 to 11
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Read this riddle and see if you can work out how the trees must be planted.