Number sorts are a simple and effective teaching technique to help your students develop number sense. Here’s a quick-and-easy way to turn a set of two-digit number cards into number sort fun for Talk Like a Pirate Day, or any day!
Just print and cut this set of 36 number cards (printed at nine per page) for some quick activities with sorting! To complete your number sorts at the pocket chart (or wherever you want your students to work!), two sets of headers are included. Sort by odd/even or more than 50/less than 50. Invent your own ways to sort, and let your students invent sorts, too!
How else can you use these cards besides number sorts?
I don’t know about you, but when I print anything, I love to get multiple uses from it! Here are some you’ll want to try!
- Number cards are great for creating a loooong train of numbers on your classroom floor, a great way to practice the sequence of numbers. We all know that’s great learning fun for our kiddos! Putting numbers in order is a tougher skill when numbers are missing from the sequence, as they are in this set.
- For variety and to help your students with the tricky skill of counting back from 100, occasionally try having them locate the greatest number in the set and work their way back down to the lowest.
- Clip numbers on sentence strips to make a headband for each of your students. Can they guess what their number is from their friends’ clues? You can use this to practice a variety of skills when you model for your students the kind of clues you want them to give. For example, 68 could be 6 tens 8 ones, two less than 70, 20 more than 48, etc.
- On Talk Like a Pirate Day, give everyone one of the number cards. You give the clues this time. Let the little pirate with the answer card call out something fun like “Yo Ho!” or “Walk the Plank!”
Head over to Primary Inspiration to get this set of cards and sort labels and let the Pirate Day number fun begin!