$1 Math Center Spotlight: Eggs on the Beach

Help the sea turtles lay eggs! Eggs on the Beach is a printable math center that will help your students practice comparing two-digit numbers with tens and ones. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum!

Eggs on the Beach reviews comparing two-digit numbers using tens and ones.

First Grade Common Core Math Standard

1.NBT.B.2 Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.

1.NBT.B.3 Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits.

Directions: Each player takes a game mat. Shuffle the egg cards and place them face down. Each player selects a card and counts the base 10 blocks. The player with the largest number wins the round and keeps all the cards. The player with the most cards on their mat at the end is the winner! Write your work on a record sheet.

Includes 4 beach mats and 48 base ten cards.

This printable math center includes:

  • 4 beach mats
  • 48 base-ten cards
  • “Directions” page, storage label, and a record sheet
  • Color and black & white versions to help you save on ink!
Includes a printable record sheet!

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 | Count and Model Numbers
  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 counting and modeling numbers are available here:

Includes 6 printable & 1 digital center.

In case you missed it, check out last week’s math center spotlight about comparing numbers: Feed the Alien.

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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