$1 Math Center Spotlight: Barnyard Games

Reinforce measurement skills in your first grade classroom with this hands- on, Common Core- aligned math activity! Barnyard Games is a printable math center that will help your students practice comparing the length of two objects indirectly by using a third object. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum! 

First Grade Common Core Math Standard

1.MD.A.1 Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.

1.MD.A.2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.

Directions: The farm animals are playing a game! Who can take the longest jump from the barn to the tractor? Measure the jumps with unifix cubes. Write your work on a record sheet!

measurement math center
Measure the animals’ jumps with unifix cubes. The animal with the longer jump is the winner!

This printable math center includes:

  • 20 measurement cards
  • Printable unifix cube strips
  • Answer key
  • “Directions” page, storage label, and 2 record sheets
  • Color and black & white versions to help you save on ink!
measurement math center
Includes 20 measurement cards!

How to use this in your classroom:

  1. Assign as an individual, partner, or small-group center!
  2. Engage your students during targeted, small-group instruction!
  3. Invite students to use when they finish other assignments early!
  4. Prep your sub plans with ease- called away to a meeting? Unexpected sick day? Your students will love playing this math game individually, in partners/groups, or teacher vs. student on a document camera!
  5. Fill extra time at the end of a lesson with a meaningful, standards-based activity!
  6. Print black & white copies to send home with your struggling students for extra practice!

Find this center in the following bundles:

  1. First Grade Math Centers BUNDLE | Measurement
  2. First Grade Math Centers MEGA BUNDLE | 64 Standards- Based Activities

Stop by next Monday for another $1 Math Center Spotlight! More first grade math centers for measurement are available here:

measurement math center
Includes 4 printable centers & 1 digital activity addressing first grade measurement standards!

In case you missed it, check out last week’s spotlight about picture graphs: All About Camp.

picture graphs math activity
All About Camp is a digital activity about representing and interpreting picture graphs.

Published by Little Owl's Teacher Treats

Erika @ Little Owl’s Teacher Treats believes in creating warm, engaging classroom environments that are inclusive of all students. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University in 2008, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education, K-6 from Western Governors University in 2016. She also studied Reading Education at the graduate level at the University of Pittsburgh. Erika taught 5th grade for a year, but she found her true calling teaching first grade for eight years.

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