We've got problems. We've all got problems when it comes to teaching teen numbers. In recent years, those pesky two-digits have taken on their own identify becoming the dreaded TRICKY TEENS. It is not uncommon for students to have difficulty with the numbers 11 through 19. I mean, when you think about it, their names do not follow the traditional rule. This is where you, dear teacher, come into play. Enter stage right. Teachers must develop students' number fluency with these rule-breakers. Our students must know the number words and the corresponding numerals. Let's look at some manageable ways to taming the tricks.