About Hungry Numbers

The goal of this game is to match numerals cards to their corresponding dot cards. In this game, you set up a row of numeral cards and then match different dot cards to their corresponding numeral card. This is a really fun game that helps kids recognize how written numerals connect to quantities.

Game Materials

Dot Cards

What's the math in this game?

This game helps children see how written numerals (1, 2, 3...) represent quantities (quantities of dots). Understanding how quantities relate to numerals and number words is an important preschool skill! Support children’s learning by pointing out when number words (“two”) match written numerals (2) and dot quantities (two dots).

Download Directions for Hungry Numbers

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To print at home: There are 7 types of cards in the dot card deck. Each type of dot card can be printed separately on colored paper. We have suggested these colors in the directions, but you can use any paper available to you. For example, you can use blue paper to print the blue circle dot cards.

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