### Mia the Math Magician

Mia the Math Magician has a special skill – she is a **wizard** with **mathematics**!

### Learning to order numbers

Are your students or children learning to put numbers in a sequential order? If you’re a teacher or a homeschool parent, or if you’d like your kids to get some extra practice with their numbers after they return home from classes in the afternoon, here’s a worksheet that you can use to show your children how numbers are counted in order, and that for any given number you can find the number that comes *before* or after that number. After showing them how ordering numbers works, have them complete the practice questions on the activity sheet.

### Speak numbers aloud while practicing counting

Remember that it is helpful for children to **speak numbers aloud** when practicing counting or ordering numbers. By doing so, your children will be helping their minds memorize the information that they are processing.

Be sure to have patience with your children or students as they are learning to count… this is a skill that they will eventually master, so there is no need to rush them or force them to adapt a pace that is uncomfortable for them. Let them have fun with numbers and counting as they are learning, and instill in them a love of mathematics!