Dot Number Activity Mats
Teach numbers 0-10 with these dot number mats! Students will build the number, trace the number, write the number, and identify pictures that show that many.
Learning numbers is very important, but it can be difficult to find hands-on and engaging resources for teaching the them. These dot number mats are just the thing! Students will learn number recognition, number formation, counting and build fine motor skills too!
Low Prep Number Learning!
These number mats are super easy to prepare for your students! Just print and use! You can laminate them, but I prefer to slip them into wipe and write pockets. This makes it super simple to use dry-erase markers for the writing portion so students can use the mats over and over again with ease.
You are going to save so much time planning lots of fun number learning for your students! These free number mats are going to be the perfect addition to your math centers.
Setting Up the Number Activity Mats
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- Dot Number Activity Mats (button to access the resource at the bottom of this post)
- Write and wipe pockets (optional)
- Mini erasers, snap cubes or play dough
- Dry erase markers
- Print the mats.
- Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
- Gather other manipulatives.
How to Use the Number Mats
Use these dot number mats to teach number formation in a way that is hands-on and engaging. Students begin by tracing around the dot numbers by placing mini erasers or another manipulative in each circle on the numbers.
Then they will trace the numbers using the number formation font. Next, they will trace the numbers below that. Then they will write the number on the handwriting lines. Finally, they will find the pictures that show that many items by circling the pictures or covering them with mini erasers.
As you can tell, these math mats are jam-packed with number learning opportunities! Students will learn so many important number sense skills.
Beyond using the mats with mini erasers or snap cubes, students can also use play dough balls or play dough snakes to trace around the dot numbers.
Students can work on the number mats with a partner or independently.
Cross off sections of the mat that you would like students to skip. For example, if they are not ready to write the numbers on the handwriting lines, students can skip that part or they can just use that area to explore number writing without worrying that the numbers are written perfectly on the lines.
Use these mats for:
- Morning tubs
- Math centers
- Early finishers
- Tutoring resource
- Small group activity
- At-home practice
These dot number math activity mats are fun to use, easy to prep, and have so many educational benefits.
Don’t stress about teaching numbers to your students. Add these dot number mats to your plans to make learning numbers a fun, hands-on experience!
Click the button below to get the Dot Number Activity Mats and incorporate them into your lesson plans!