Learn Numbers in English (Free Flashcards and Number Lists)

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One of the biggest problems with English classes is that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) vocabulary begins and ends with numbers in English. Oftentimes, teachers focus on “language” vocabulary at the expense of other topics. But there is a whole world of vocabulary that is oftentimes ignored.

Numbers in English can be a starting point for giving your child a well-rounded English education. One that teaches your child to move beyond basic words in English and learn how to speak about math, science, and everything they learn in their native language.  

Use this guide to introduce your child to the basics of numbers in English. Below, you can find free 1-20 flashcards, the numbers 1-100 with English spellings, as well as some helpful ideas on how to practice numbers with your child.  

Once you are done with basic numbers, you should work on ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc.) with your child. We have made a full post about ordinal numbers to help you with teaching that.

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If you want to round out your child’s English vocabulary, take a look at our animal posts and our guide on colors in English. If you have any questions about teaching vocabulary you can read our guide on how to teach vocabulary effectively as well as ask us any questions you may have by clicking on the image below. 

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Numbers in English 1-20 Flashcards

By clicking on the image below or by clicking here, you can download our free set of numbers 1-20 flashcards. Each flashcard is in black and white so your child can color and decorate their own flashcards. 

While practicing with these flashcards, I recommend that you primarily use them in memory games. Try not to make flashcards a boring memorization tool. Instead, use your creativity and inspire your child to want to learn English in a fun and engaging manner. 

free flashcards for numbers in English
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Numbers Target Sentences

While planning my next lesson, target sentences form the basis of how I am going to teach. To help you, I have included some ideas you could use for target sentences. 

If you need help with lesson planning, I would recommend you look at our posts on target sentences and how to teach vocabulary to your child. 

How many _____ do you have?
I have # _______. 

How many books do you have?
I have four books.

What is # plus #?
# plus # is/equals #.

What is two plus three?
Two plus three is five. 

How many ____ do you want?
I want # ________.

How many cookies do you want?
I want five cookies.

What time is it?
It is #o’clock.

What time is it?
It is 3 o’clock. 

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Numbers in English 1 to 100

This list can be used as a reference for you to teach our child numbers in English. For young learners who are just starting to learn numbers, I would recommend that you learn numbers 1-5, then 6-10, then 11-15, and so on. 

Numbers 1-20 are the hardest to learn and the most commonly used. Spend a lot of time making sure that your child has full comprehension of these before moving on to 21-100.  

1 – one

2 – two

3 – three

4 – four

5 – five

6 – six

7 – seven

8 – eight

9 – nine

10 – ten

11 – eleven

12 – twelve

13 – thirteen

14 – fourteen

15 – fifteen

16 – sixteen

17 – seventeen

18 – eighteen

19 – nineteen

20 – twenty

21 – twenty-one

22 – twenty-two

23 – twenty-three

24 – twenty-four

25 – twenty-five

26 – twenty-six

27 – twenty-seven

28 – twenty-eight

29 – twenty-nine

30 – thirty

31 – thirty-one

32 – thirty-two

33 – thirty-three

34 – thirty-four

35 – thirty-five

36 – thirty-six

37 – thirty-seven

38 – thirty-eight

39 – thirty-nine

40 – forty

41 – forty-one

42 – forty-two

43 – forty-three

44 – forty-four

45 – forty-five

46 – forty-six

47 – forty-seven

48 – forty-eight

49 – forty-nine

50 – fifty

51 – fifty-one

52 – fifty-two

53 – fifty-three

54 – fifty-four

55 – fifty-five

56 – fifty-six

57 – fifty-seven

58 – fifty-eight

59 – fifty-nine

60 – sixty

61 – sixty-one

62 – sixty-two

63 – sixty-three

64 – sixty-four

65 – sixty-five

66 – sixty-six

67 – sixty-seven

68 – sixty-eight

69 – sixty-nine

70 – seventy

71 – seventy-one

72 – seventy-two

73 – seventy-three

74 – seventy-four

75 – seventy-five

76 – seventy-six

77 – seventy-seven

78 – seventy-eight

79 – seventy-nine

80 – eighty

81 – eighty-one

82 – eighty-two

83 – eighty-three

84 – eighty-four

85 – eighty-five

86 – eighty-six

87 – eighty-seven

88 – eighty-eight

89 – eighty-nine

90 – ninety

91 – ninety-one

92 – ninety-two

93 – ninety-three

94 – ninety-four

95 – ninety-five

96 – ninety-six

97 – ninety-seven

98 – ninety-eight

99 – ninety-nine

100 – one hundred

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Numbers in English Songs

Songs are great for teaching numbers in English to kids. They can also help provide the repetition needed to improve your child’s speaking and listening skills. 

In this list, I have chosen my favorite numbers songs that I use with my students. 

Counting 1-10 Song

This song from the Singing Walrus is catchy and does a great job of repeating the numbers 1-10 several times. My three-year-olds used to love hearing this song every morning, and it is a fantastic review song on this crucial vocabulary. If you want to hear more, you can also look at Singing Walrus’s 1-20 song

Count to 20 and Workout

This is a fun song that will warm up your child’s brain and body. Movement is an effective way to get a child’s brain engaged, and this song uses that to help them learn their numbers from 1-20.

Counting and Matching Song

This is a slightly more advanced song and game for children who have mastered their 1-20 words. This song asks children to count and say how many fish they can see. It can help them learn the target sentence “How many do you see?”

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Numbers in English Exercises

Here are some easy exercises you can use with your kids. Each of these games can help you teach your children about numbers in English.

What Time is it Mr. Wolf?

A classic schoolyard game where the teacher or parents is the “wolf” while the children line up across the room. The children have to ask, “What time is it, Mr. Wolf?” “Mr. Wolf” will need to respond with a time (3 o’clock, 7 o’clock, etc.). The children can then move forward that many steps. However, if the wolf says “lunchtime,” then the kids need to run back to the starting point before the wolf catches them.

Use this game to practice easy number vocabulary and time words. When your child gets better, they can be the wolf too. You will, unfortunately, need at least three people to play, if not more. 

What Do you Want?

In “What do you want?” your child will ask you “What do you want?” and you will tell them what item(s) you want. So, you could say “I want three apples.” Your child will then run to get you what you want. You can play with real things around the house or cut out flashcards. This game also really helps with reviewing other vocabulary.

I like to add a timed element to the game with a stopwatch. Make it a race or competition. Multiple competitors will make this more fun. Also, let your child play the other role so they can practice both sides of the dialogue. 

Board Games

Board games are an ideal way to teach and review numbers 1-6. After every roll, have your child tell you what number they rolled. You can even use board games to review other vocabulary at the same time. 

If 1-6 is too easy, you can write numbers on each of the squares and have them tell you which number they landed on. Games like snakes and ladders often have numbers up to 100. If you want to download a free board game, we have an article on board games in the classroom that can help you.

Need More Help?

Teaching your child vocabulary is hard. That’s why we try to give you all the tools you will need to be an effective teacher. But we can’t answer everything in every article. That’s why we have made some resources to help you. 

A great place to start is our articles on how to teach vocabulary effectively where you can learn the 6 steps to planning a great vocabulary lesson. Next, take a look at our article on how you can help your child remember the vocabulary you want to teach them. If you have more questions, just hit the image below and ask us whatever you want. We are here to help and look forward to hearing from you soon.  

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Final Thoughts

Science, math, and numbers are often overlooked parts of English vocabulary. But, a good English speaker needs to be a well-rounded English speaker who can speak about all aspects of their life. Including these more technical areas.

Numbers in English are important because they straddle the line between everyday use and technical. Your child will need to know their numbers for tasks like asking for the time, understanding dates, and interactions with store clerks. 

Numbers are also the first step into STEM English where your child can learn about science, math, and other disciplines that are usually left out of the English classroom. Exploring these areas in English not only make your child a better English speaker but also they can help your child explore the STEM skills that can help them find success later on in life. 

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