How I Started Teaching with Math Games When I became a first grade teacher in 2011, I was really excited to put my skills as a reading teacher to use building foundational literacy skills and sparking a passion for reading in my young students. I had completed a year-long graduate program in reading education whileContinue reading “Why I Love Math Games in the Classroom”

# Category Archives: Math

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Shape Monsters

Can you build a scary monster out of shapes? Shape Monsters is a printable math center that will help your students practice creating composite shapes with 2D shapes! 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, and quarter-circles) orContinue reading “$1 Math Center Spotlight: Shape Monsters”

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Superhero Smash

Help the superheroes smash the teen numbers into 10! Superhero Smash is a printable math center that will help your students practice making a 10 to subtract. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum! First Grade Common Core Math Standard: 1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction withinContinue reading “$1 Math Center Spotlight: Superhero Smash”

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Save the Babies

Help the superheroes rescue the babies! Save the Babies is a distance learning activity that will help your students practice two subtraction strategies: thinking addition to subtract & counting back 1, 2, 3. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum! Compatible with Google Slides (™) and PowerPoint (™).

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: To the Moon

Send the astronauts and aliens to the moon! To the Moon is a distance learning activity that will help your students practice comparing two-digit numbers using tens and ones. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum! Compatible with Google Slides (™) and PowerPoint (™).

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Feed the Monster

Help the mad scientist feed the monsters! Feed the Monster is a digital, two-dimensional geometry center that will help your students practice: 1) recognizing the attributes of 2D shapes, 2) partitioning 2D shapes, and 3) analyzing composite shapes made with 2D shapes. Use this center to supplement any standards- based, 1st grade math curriculum! Compatible withContinue reading “$1 Math Center Spotlight: Feed the Monster”

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Field Trip to the Zoo

What will we see at the zoo? Field Trip to the Zoo is a subtraction concepts center that will help your students practice taking numbers apart using pictures.

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Pirate Parrots

The pirate parrots are lost! Pirate Parrots is an addition and subtraction relationships center that will help your students practice fact families. Directions: Help each parrot find its pirate family! Match the parrots to the pirates to complete the related facts. Find the missing numbers. Write your work on a record sheet! This printable center includesContinue reading “$1 Math Center Spotlight: Pirate Parrots”

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: The Case of the Missing Number

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? The Case of the Missing Number is an addition concepts center that will help your students use bar models to find missing addends and sums. Directions: Help the detectives solve the Case of the Missing Number! Match the missing parts and sums to the bar models. Complete a recordContinue reading “$1 Math Center Spotlight: The Case of the Missing Number”

## $1 Math Center Spotlight: Camp Puzzles

Your students will love this Common Core- aligned, first grade math activity about organizing, representing, and interpreting data! Directions: Match the picture graphs to the tallies and numbers to complete the data puzzles. Choose a puzzle and complete a record sheet!