# Teacher Mama: Number Practice Tube

## Number Practice Tube

Okay, I had another Pringles (smaller)  can and you know how I cannot resist the temptation. I think I am well on my way to a post called, “25 Things You Can Do with a Pringles Can!”

I wanted to create a math activity this time. My son’s counting skills are shall we say, creative?  ”Eleventeen” seems to be sticking around and “thirty-ninety” is another that we hear quite often.  So I figured something to help him practice counting would be of great use.  Hence, the Number Practice Tube!  Creating this Number Practice Tube is exactly the same as  making the Word Family Practice Tube, really only the template has changed.  If you need a refresher, click on the link for the Word Family Practice Tube and I will jump ahead to the directions specific to this activity.

Mama’s Directions:

Step 1: Print out template

Step 2:  Cut the template into strips as shown above

Step 3: Construct tube from Pringles can as directed in Word Family Practice Tube

Step 4:  Attach the 1 or 2 strips to the tube and you are done!

After the tube is constructed, here are few ways to use it!

Note: Chose to use one or two strips depending on the number of digits you want to work with.  Chose between the strips with numbers in order and those with the numbers out of  order which is more challenging.

• Number Recognition: Rotate the strips to create a one or two digit number and have your child read it. Then have your child create a number and it is your turn to read it.
• Counting: Rotate the strips and practice counting. If your child is ready for a challenge try counting by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
• Say and Make Numbers: Say a number and have your child make the number by rotating the strips. Then have your child say a number and you create it.
• Place Value: Use this tube to practice simple Place Value. (see upcoming post for more!)

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