The Make a 10 Addition Strategy can be a challenging concept for first graders. Every year I had a divide between students who understood it in a snap, and students who looked at me like I was speaking gibberish. I finally hit upon a concrete way to teach making a ten to add after a few frustrating years.

# Category Archives: Math

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Bedtime Stories

It’s almost time for bed, but first let’s read some bedtime stories! Bedtime Stories will help your students practice adding 10 using ten- frames. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum!

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Diaper Bag Dash

Help the superheroes return the stolen diaper bags! Diaper Bag Dash is a printable math center that will help your students practice using addition to subtract. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum!

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Board the Ship

Help each pirate find his or her ship! Board the Ship is a printable math center that will help your students practice adding and subtracting to make 11-20. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum!

## 9 Free Resources for Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency

If you teach a primary grade, you know how important it is for your students to master addition and subtraction facts. Fact fluency is a prerequisite for engaging with more complex math concepts in the later grades. We know it’s essential for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students to learn the addition and subtraction facts, but how do we go about making them stick? Gone are the days of pure rote memorization; now, students learn to utilize a variety of strategies for adding and subtracting. We teach them to count on, count back, make 10, decompose numbers, learn doubles and doubles plus one, use the relationship between addition and subtraction, and more! It can be a challenge to find fresh, kid-friendly ways to reinforce these strategies during your daily math block. The following list includes 9 completely FREE resources for teaching addition and subtraction fact fluency in your classroom! This list includes both digital and printable math activities that can be easily incorporated into your regular math instruction.

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Eggs on the Beach

Eggs on the Beach is a first grade math center that will help your students practice comparing two-digit numbers with tens and ones.

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Feed the Alien

Feed the Alien is a printable 1st grade math center that will help your students practice comparing numbers using tens and ones.

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Addition Haul

Addition Haul is a printable math center that will help your students practice adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number within 100.

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: All About Camp

The campers want to learn all about camp! All About Camp is a distance learning activity that will help your students practice making and reading picture graphs. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum! Compatible with Google Slides (™) and PowerPoint (™). Perfect for any in-person, hybrid, or distance learning classroom.

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: 3D Sandcastles

It’s time to build sandcastles! 3D Sandcastles is a printable math center that will help your students practice recognizing composite shapes made from 3D shapes (cones, cubes, cylinders, rectangular prisms, spheres). Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum! First Grade Common Core Math Standard: 1.G.A.2 Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles,Continue reading “$1 Math Center Spotlight: 3D Sandcastles”