counting_task_01This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or SEN pupils, at the beginning of work on conservation of number. It is a form of assessment to see whether a pupil has mastered the concept of the numbers 1-12. Pupils have to count the smiley faces on each card and match the answers with the appropriate images.

Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut up the images into 12 separate cards. Cut up the answer strips on pages 3. Adhere Velcro to the spaces under the images and to the rear of the answer strips. Pupils then have to match the correct answer to each image.

Alternatively, the resource could simply be printed and given to pupils, where they have to cut and paste the answers under each of the images.

This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but are able to count and identify numbers. It is a way for them to demonstrate their understanding of early number. It is also good for fine motor skills in the matching activity itself. We use activities like this in our SEN setting for independent tasks.

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