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Missing Number

5 min1 participant

Count, read and write numbers; understand their numerical value through a directive hand clapping activity.

Let's play!

  1. Align numbers in the correct order from 0 to 9.

  2. Leave a blank space for the place where the number is missing.

  3.  Fill the gap, by clapping your hands the number of times equal to the missing number.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 9 number bricks (one number is not present)

  • 1 number sign brick 

  • 1 bowl

Number sign is located on the top left corner of the base plate indicating the bricks represent numbers.

Place the 9 other bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Provide real or virtual reminders, e.g. list of numbers embossed on a paper, song.

  • Ask “What strategy did you use to show the missing number?”.

Possible variations

  • Suggest tower constructions, starting with bricks number 1, 2…

  • Change the number of bricks.

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Children will develop these holistic skills


  • Use numbers to count, organize, locate, compare: Count, read and write up to 100, 1000, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number, in multiples of twos, fives and tens; count up and down in tenths; recognize that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts
  • Identify the braille characters: numerals 0-9


  • Describe an organization produced or observed


  • Identify spatial relationship within a braille cell, a line, a page

Did you know?

  • Well-planned and intentional instruction with use of effective techniques can lead to improved academic outcomes and socio-emotional skills.

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