This page provides examples of Numeration Centers aligned with the Early Childhood Assessment in Mathematics (ECAM) numeration continuum (Board of Education of the City of New York, 2001; State Education Department). These centers can be used by teachers or parents to support students' progress within a stage, or to facilitate movement to the next stage on the ECAM continuum. For more information on using centers as an ongoing routine to develop math fluency in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classrooms see __here.__

**Stage A Numeration Centers:**

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. **Next Steps:**- Recognize all numerals from 0 to 10 and understand the correct order of these numbers

Missing Numbers 1-10

Counting Rhymes

Magic Fan

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**Stage B Numeration Centers:**

These children recognize all numerals from zero to ten, and understand the correct order of these numbers.**Next Steps:**- Recognize and compare two-digit numerals

- Name the number that comes after a two-digit number

Greater Than 50

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**Stage C ****Numeration Centers:**

These children are beginning to recognize and compare many two-digit numerals. They may confuse similar ‘sounding’ numbers such as thirty and thirteen. They can tell the number that comes after a two-digit number.**Next Steps:**- Develop an understanding of the place value of two-digit numbers

- Understand that ten ones are grouped to form one ten

- Order two digit numbers

- Tell the number before a given two-digit number

**Possible Centers:**

Teen Counting Cup**Ten Ones and More Ones** (ver. 1)

Teen Match

Build a Train

Tens and Ones with Snap Cubes

The Number Before

Hundred Chart Puzzles (Set 1) A-F

Place Value Puzzles A-F

Four in a Line on a Hundreds Chart (ver. 1)

Four in a Line on a Hundreds Chart (ver. 2)

For more Centers aligned with stage C see __this document.__

**Stage D ****Numeration Centers:**

These children are beginning to understand the place value of a two-digit number. They understand that ten ones are grouped to form one ten. They can order two-digit numbers, and can tell the number before a given two-digit number.**Next Steps:**- Recognize three-digit numerals

- Demonstrate developing understanding of the place value of three-digit numbers

- Compare and order numbers to 999

**Possible Centers:**

Roll 3 Digits

Base Ten Concentration (v.2)

Base Ten Path

Numeral Writing Barrier Game

Comparing 3 Digit Numbers

Place Value Challenge (ver. 1)

Hundred Chart Puzzles (Set 2) A-F

For more Centers aligned with stage D see __this document.__

**Stage E ****Numeration Centers:**

These children are able to recognize three-digit numerals. They have a growing understanding of the place value of three-digit numbers. They can compare and order numbers to 999.**Next Steps:**- Recognize and order numerals beyond 1000

- Demonstrate secure understanding of place value

**Possible Centers:**

Roll Four Digits

Place Value Challenge (ver. 2)

For more Centers aligned with stage E see __this document.__

**Stage F ****Numeration Centers:**

These children can recognize and order numerals beyond 1000. They demonstrate a solid understanding of place value.**Possible Centers:****Place Value Triangle **(begin with 4 rows of cards. Build to 5 and 6 rows as students are ready)