Making 12 - Lesson for Kindergarten, Chapter - Composing Numbers

In the "Making 12" lesson, specifically designed for Kindergarten students within the chapter on Composing Numbers, students will embark on an engaging journey to understand how different combinations of numbers can be added together to make 12. This lesson falls under the broader unit of Additional Practice with Numbers up to 20, providing students with the foundational skills necessary for mathematical fluency and number sense.

Through a series of hands-on activities, including the "Build up to 12 Worksheet", "Making the 12 Puzzle Worksheet", and "What Makes 12? Worksheet", students will explore various ways to compose the number 12. They will learn to recognize number patterns and understand the concept of addition in a concrete manner, laying the groundwork for more complex arithmetic operations in the future.

Understanding how to compose and decompose numbers is crucial for young learners as it strengthens their ability to think critically, solve problems, and understand the relationship between numbers. This skill is fundamental not only in mathematics but also in real-world applications where problem-solving and analytical skills are essential. By mastering how to make 12 through different numerical combinations, students are taking a significant step towards building a solid mathematical foundation.

Estimated classroom time: 9 min
Chapter: Composing Numbers
Unit: Additional Practice with Numbers up to 20
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Build up to 12 Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Making the 12 Puzzle Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
What Makes 12? Worksheet
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• Activity 1 / Build up to 12 Worksheet

Who doesn’t love eggs? Eggs are delicious when eaten as breakfast with some ham or toast, and eggs are also essential for baking. Now, look at the picture in this worksheet. Can your kids identify the eggs in the picture? We need to add numbers to make 12 in this printout, and the eggs in the cartons will help your kids count. For each question, look at the picture to see how many more eggs are needed to make 12 and then check the box under the correct number.

• Activity 2 / Making the 12 Puzzle Worksheet

When you use puzzles and bright colors to teach your preschoolers, you can be sure they will learn better. Combine learning with some fun with this colorful worksheet. Look at the picture here with your students, and ask them what they see. There are simple mathematical equations on the puzzle pieces, and one equation is missing on each. Help your kids solve the problems, and then circle the puzzle piece that will make the bottom puzzle piece numbers equal 12.

• Activity 3 / What Makes 12? Worksheet

Using this worksheet to teach your kids some more maths and help them practice what they learn in school should not be too difficult. With the colorful images and simple equations, no doubt that your children will be more interested in learning. In this printout, there are four equations. Look at each one with your kids, and help them add up the numbers. Now, draw a line between the numbers that make 12.