Assessment for Teaching and Intervention


  1. Forward number Word Sequence


a) 1 (to 32)
b) 48 (to 61)
c) 76 (to 84)
d) 93 (to 112)


Start counting from ** and I will tell you when to stop.





  1. Number Word After
Say the word that comes straight after ** . Example: Say the number word that comes right after one.









Entry Task
14 11 19 12
23 29 20




Less Advanced
5 9 7
3 6




More Advanced
59 65 32
70 99











  1. Numeral Identification
Display numeral cards individually and ask the child to say the name of the numeral.




Entry Task
10 15 47 13 21 80 12 17 99 20 66








More Advanced
100 123 206 341 820







Less Advanced
8 3 5 7 9 6 2 4 1







  1. Numeral Recognition
Arrange your numeral cards 1 – 10 randomly on the table. Ask, “Which number is …?”

  1. Backward Number Word Sequence
Example: Count backwards from 3. One Two three.
Now count backwards from ** and keep going until I say stop.





10 (down to 1) 15 (down to 10)
23 (down to 16) 34 (down to 27)
72 (down to 67)







  1. Number word Before
Say the number that comes just before ***. Example: Say the number that comes just before 2.










Less advanced
7 10 4 8 3




More advanced
67 50 38 100 83 41 99




Entry task
24 17 20 11 13 21 14 30







  1. Sequencing Numerals
Show the ten numeral cards face up in random order asking the child to identify each number as you put it out. Then say, Can you place the cards in order? Start by putting the smallest down here. (point to one spot on the table.)







Entry task
Cards from 46 to 55




Less advanced task
Cards from 1 to 10








  1. Additive Tasks








Introductory task:
There are 3 red counters under here and 1 yellow counter under here. How many counters are there altogether?





Entry task (both collections screened):
5 + 4 9 + 6




Supplementary (both screened):
8 + 5 9 + 3
















Less advanced (first collection screened):
5 + 2 7 + 3 9 + 4




Perceptual counting: (no screens):
5 + 2 7 + 3 9 + 4






Perceptual Counting (one collection):
Would you please count to see how many counters there are altogether in this group?
Place out 13 counters Place out 18 counters











Missing Addends


Introductory task:
Here are 4 red counters. Now look away. While you were looking away I placed some yellow counters under here. Now there are 6 counters altogether. How many yellow counters did I put under here?
7 + [ ] = 10 12 + [ ] = 15


Use just one screen. Show the first addend then ask the child to look away. Be sure to use two colors.





  1. Subtractive Tasks




Subtraction sentences:
Present the tasks as a written number sentence on a card. Say to the child, “What does this say? Do you have a way to work out what the answer is?
Entry task Supplementary task
16 – 12 17 - 14









Missing Subtrahend




Here are 5 counters. (Ask the child to look away. Remove and screen two counters). There were 5 counters. While you were looking away I took some away. Now there are only three. How many did I take away?
Introductory task: 5 to 3 { 5 – [ ] = 3}
Entry tasks: 10 to 6 {10 – [ ] = 6} 12 to 9 {12 – [ ] = 9}
More advanced: 15 to 11 {15 – [ ] = 11}






Removed Items


Here are 3 counters (briefly display then screen). If I take one away (remove 1, briefly display, then screen) how many are left under here? (Indicate the first screen)
Introductory task: 3 – 1
Entry tasks: 6 – 2 9 – 4 15 – 3
More advanced task: 27 - 4