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Term 3 Week 3 Working with number 13

The next number we tackled was tricky number 13.

I am saying tricky because children often forget this number whilst counting.  Some children might have come home saying Ms. Geraldine did a lot of mistakes with number 13 today because she was saying three – teen and then correcting it and saying thirteen.

I do this on purpose to make them aware of the pattern in a number line 12, 13, 14, 15 just like I had done for twelve.  (See previous blog).

A video clip which helps the children see the pattern in numbers is the following:

Numbers in the Teens (They Start with a 1) (song for kids about teen numbers)

domino 13.jpg

After seeing where number 13 stands in respect to the other numbers on a given number line we practiced counting using various objects.

We then did hands on activities where the children had to count 13 strips of paper and stick them onto their Math’s scrapbook 2.  We pretended that these strips were a fence to keep the Dutch Landrace goats from escaping.  They also used the rainbow technique to form number 13.


The children also practiced writing number 13 on their number workbook 5.  They also had a mixed page where they had to count various types of goats and trolls taken from the story, The Three Billy Goat Gruff and write the correct value in the box corresponding box.


Another video clip which helps the children count till 13 is the following:

Elmo 1234 – Number 13 – Elmo 123 count with me, Sesame Street Elmo count with me by DisneyToysReview –


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