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This page provides examples of Numeration activities aligned with the
Early Childhood Assessment in Mathematics (ECAM) continuum for
Numeration. The Numeration activities listed are suitable for partner or
Math Center work and can be used by teachers or parents to support
students' progress within a stage, or to promote movement to the next
stage on the continuum. Resources required for some of the activities listed, such as numeral cards and Base Ten Mats, can be found on the
Math Resources page.
Stage A: These children are just
beginning to recognize numerals. They may name some numerals from zero
to ten. They do not yet understand the order of these numbers.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Number Puzzles 110Number Jigsaws Playdough Numbers Magic Fan Missing Numbers Missing Numbers 110 Cover Up 16 Representing Numbers in 3 Ways Dice Pattern Bingo (16) Dice Pattern Bingo (212) Ordering Numbers Domino Match Dice Race Race to Trace (16) Race to Trace (212) Handwriting Sheets (110) More Handwriting (19) Counting Rhymes 
Stage B: These children recognize all numerals from zero to ten, and understand the correct order of these numbers.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Greater ThanLess Than Missing Number Grids (150) Teens on the Ten Frame Teens on the Ten Frame Booklet Number Cards 1120 Race to Trace (1122) Handwriting Sheets (1120) Comparing 2 Digit Numbers Numeral Card Barrier Game Barrier Game 1x3 Grid 
Stage C: These children are beginning
to recognize and compare many twodigit numerals. They may confuse
similar ‘sounding’ numbers such as thirty and thirteen. They can tell
the number that comes after a twodigit number.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Tens and OnesTens and Ones Game Tens and Ones Board 1 Tens and Ones Board 2 Representing 2 Digit Numbers with Base 10 Blocks Number Grid Puzzles Number Grid Puzzles Set 1 Build a Number Line Number Cards 2130 Guess My Number 
Stage D: These children are beginning to
understand the place value of a twodigit number. They understand that
ten ones are grouped to form one ten. They can order twodigit numbers,
and can tell the number before a given twodigit number.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Representing 1, 2, and 3 Digit Numbers with Base 10 BlocksMissing Numbers (3 Digits) Roll 3 Digits Place Value Challenge (3 Digits) Number Word Concentration Representing Numbers in Four Ways Number Writing Barrier Game Comparing 3 Digit Numbers Base 10 Concentration (3 Digits) 
Stage E: These children are able to
recognize threedigit numerals. They have a growing understanding of the
place value of threedigit numbers. They can compare and order numbers
to 999.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES Roll 4 DigitsPlace Value Challenge (4 Digits) 
Stage F: These children can recognize and order numerals beyond 1000. They demonstrate a solid understanding of place value. 

