Number Sense Activity

Anita is a **fifth-grade student** who has been described as having number sense. Drag the characteristics cards that describe a fifth-grader with number sense into the area labeled "Examples of Number Sense."

- She determined that her solution to a problem was reasonable.
- She needed an open number line to compare 165 and 118.
- She understands multiple ways to approach or solve a problem.
- She used mental math correctly to determine the sum of 1,241 and 382.

- To determine a reasonable estimate for 510 × 9, she multiplied 500 by 9.
- She understands how to compose and decompose numbers to support mental math.
- She drew pictures of base ten blocks to solve 39 + 52.
- She decides which strategy or method to use based on the problem.

- She understands the relative magnitude of a number.
- To solve the problem 23 × 12, she skip-counted by 12.
- She cannot explain why the standard algorithm produces an accurate answer when correctly applied.

Examples of Number Sense