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Learning Resource Type

Learning Activity

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This activity allows students to practice matching numerals to a set of objects using the game "Train Counting."

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

    Mathematics (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Write numerals from 0 to 20.

    Unpacked Content



    • Numeral
    • Number


    Students know:
    • how to match numeral name with sets of objects.


    Students are able to:
    • write numerals from 0 to 20.
    • Represent numbers from 0 to 20.


    Students understand that:
    • a written numeral represents a number of objects.


    Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Students will represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

    Activity Details

    Students will use the Train Counting game to practice matching groups of objects to a numeral. In this game, students will be given multiple sets of objects and numerals. They will match the correct set of objects to the correct numeral. 

    Students will record the numerals and matching objects in their math journals. 

    Assessment Strategies

    Assessment Strategies

    The teacher will observe students working and notice those who are struggling to match the correct numeral to the group of objects.

    Approximate Duration

    Total Duration

    0 to 15 Minutes

    Related Learning Activities

    Learning Activity (Before)

    Learning Activity (After)

    Background and Preparation

    Background / Preparation

    The teacher needs to provide the link to students.

    Students will need an internet-connected device and math journals. 

    Digital Tools / Resources