I am so honored to be a part of the Third Grade Tribe Blog Hop with some amazing teachers that have also become some great teacher friends. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this blog hop post to grab the 'this weekend only freebie' AND enter the GIVEAWAY through my blog page. Then, don't forget to hop to the next blog to grab more goodies!!!!

Well, most of us have made it through one month or more of teaching. Congratulations! We have

The following two number sense activities are available for

**FREE to my blog readers THIS WEEKEND ONLY**.

__Click here to download both Number Sense Activities from my TpT store__or create your own following the instructions below.

**1. Race to 100**

Materials needed: two different color dry erase markers, laminated 100's chart and cards that say "10 more", "10 less", "1 more," "1 less."

Students will shuffle the cards and lay them face down. Partners will take turns drawing and moving their way up or down the chart. (If you are at 1 and draw a "ten/one less" card then you lose a turn. Players use their color of dry erase marker to mark their new spot on the board. The player who reaches 100 first is the winner.

**Number Sense:**This activity was a huge help to my struggling mathematician, since they finally started to recognize the patterns (10 more means that the tens place changes but the ones place stays the same) after repeated play.

**2. Pentomino Puzzles to 120**

Materials needed: 2 Pentomino sets per puzzle you want to make.

The two Pentomino sets need to be constructed in two 6x10 arrays (click here for a link to an image). Number the Pentominoes from 1 - 120. Deconstruct and put them in a Ziploc bag. Students will construct the puzzle using the numbers as clues for the placement. This will be harder than you realize for your students who struggle with number sense (patterns, mental math, making math judgement).

Challenge your students who master this concept by making more challenging puzzles. Try writing only the even and odd numbers or just random numbers.

Number Sense: These Pentomino Puzzles help students become familiar
with place value, ten more/less, one more/less and number patterns up to
120. For those that struggle, these
puzzles can help their number fluency with repeated practice. Encourage your students to not just complete
one, but to also try to beat their time! I am especially glad I spent time on this
when my students get to elapsed time. It
is a huge help when they have to add 20 minutes to 4:23.

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