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Here’s some fun math puzzles, activities and worksheets to help teach kids the tricky Teen numbers! Perfect Teen number Puzzles and NO more tears for learning numbers 11-20 guaranteed!

teen number puzzles


Teaching and learning ‘TEEN’ numbers can be tricky for everyone and just when you think your kids have ‘Got it!’ they go realise that they are totally confused about them because they think thirty and thirteen are the same!!! So to help with all the confusions about teaching the numbers 11-20, we have made some excellent activities that are heavily focussed on using place value to build solid understandings.

Using Place value to learn the numbers 11-19 helps to wipe out confusions between teen and ty numbers so there will be no more hesitation about the numbers 30, 31, 13, 31!

All these teen number math center activities have been created using the many years of working a s a numeracy coach, so you can be confident that these number worksheets are not just busy work!  These activities focus on (some or all):

  • number formation
  • number names and spelling of number names
  • locating the numbers on a number line
  • counting forwards and backwards
  • finding the number in a number grid
  • number before, after
  • odd or even
  • comparing numbers greater than & less than the focus number
  • Building the numbers using place value materials – Base 10, Place Value Abacus, Pop sticks & ten frames
  • Creating a collection
  • Basic addition and subtraction number facts including commutative property of addition
  • Creating a word problems
  • Demonstrating Place value understanding using First Steps diagnostic tools– understand the value of individual digits in 2 digit numbers

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11-20 (Teen) number math center activities – Sold Separately

Teen Number Puzzles (11-20) Pack 2

There are a total of 7 different 2 piece puzzles for the numbers 11 to 19. Use them for small group intervention, math center ideas, and independent practice. Students find an match the teen numbers to ten frames, 10’s addition number sentences and pictorial quantities.

Numbers 11-20 Place Value Puzzles FOr Math Centers




‘Teen’ Number Assessment /Worksheets (11-20)- (US & NON US Spellings included)

Add this to your cart if you want to assess students understanding about the numbers 11-19. There are 2 versions of the worksheets. There’s a 2 page version and a paper saving 1 page version. We’ve made a choice of 2 cover pages too so you can even create a morning work student booklet for the numbers 11-20.

Numbers 11-20 worksheets


Teen Numbers (1-20) Puzzles Pack 1

Our Teen Number Puzzles (pack 1) are perfect for helping kids to connect teens to place value using a variety of visual representations and materials. There are a total of 8 pieces per puzzle but they work with a minimum of 3, so they can be easily differentiated to meet the different needs of your students.

teen numbers Place Value puzzle 11-20


Teen Number Puzzles & Make Your Own Pack

Teach your students about the teen numbers and their friends with this bright , fun and motivating Rearrange the pieces Puzzles Pack! Your students will learn about 11-19 and place value.They are Easy Cut Teen Numbers & Their Friends (11-19) puzzles are perfect for your math centers. Just print onto A4 laminate to reuse and you’re all set. There are 29 colour versions and 10 templates for the students to make their own numbers 11-19 puzzles.

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Teen & Ty Numbers Build it Boards

Use these 2 digit Place Value Boards to show your kids the difference between the Ty numbers and Teen numbers. Students often get the two numbers mixed up because they cannot hear the subtle differences between the words when they are said out loud; especially in noisy classrooms. With these boards students wook on 3 related numbers at the same time to help them see the differences. They Place value materials to show the difference between 13, 31, 30.

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