Number Sense

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of number sense:

- Number sense includes proficiency with mental math, reasonable estimation, and connections among the four operations.
- Number sense is an understanding of numbers and number relationships, including symbolic representations such as number sentences.
- Number sense includes the ability to use numbers to solve problems fluently and flexibly.

Example

Non-example

A student who lacks number sense might say, "There are more red counters than blue counters."

TEKS: (1)(C) for each grade level and course.