Monster Order the Numbers

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Ordering numbers doesn’t have to be scary! Help kids practice ordering 2-digit numbers with a playful batch of monsters! 

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Monster Order the Numbers

Getting Ready

To prep, I simply printed and laminated the cards for extra sturdiness.  Then, I cut apart the cards.

We were all set to play!  Easy, right?

Note: If your students are just learning their numbers, you can choose to use only a few monsters at a time.

Monster Order the Numbers

Ordering the Numbers

To start, I placed all of the cards in a basket and asked a volunteer to choose four of the same monsters.

The student chose 33, 87, 78 and 15 and worked to put them in the correct sequence.

After she had correctly ordered the first four numbers, another volunteer chose four more of the same color to arrange.

Monster Order the Numbers

This activity was easy to differentiate.  For students who were early in their understanding, ordering the monsters in the same color was perfect and appropriate for them.

On the other hand, for my highest students, I challenged them to order all of the numbers from LARGEST to smallest.  

Monster Order the Numbers

Students LOVED this monster math center and have already asked to play it again!  At the end of the activity, neither ordering the numbers nor the monsters seemed very scary! 

An activity that’s fun and easy to differentiate – what’s not to love?

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    1. Hi Mel,
      When you click the teal “Download Here” button, a pop-up should open. You can try checking to make sure your browser isn’t blocking pop-ups from the site or try using a different browser. Please let me know if you’re not able to get the number cards!
      Sarah // The STEM Laboratory Team

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