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Hands On Fraction Activities

Fractions in the first grade classroom can be a CHALLENGE for sure, but I like to use a lot of hands on manipulatives and real life situations for students to see the parts and the whole of each fraction. While CCSS only requires first graders to identify 1/2 and 1/4 of shapes, I like to […]

Using Games to Reach Your Students!

Playing math games in my first grade classroom is one of my favorite ways to reach my struggling learners.   Each year a new batch of students arrives and you can see pretty quickly which students excel with little help, which students are chugging right along at grade level, and which need a little more […]

Math Games for the Whole Year!

My first grade students LOVE playing math games and so do I! It is a great way for my kids to practice fluency with the skills we have just learned. I also love playing games for the social skills aspect: – Who goes first? – Taking turns – Playing fairly – Working together – Being […]

Measurement, Time, Graphing, and Data

These are some of my all time favorite math activities and games for teaching measurement, time and data in first grade!   I don’t know about you, but in my first grade classroom I feel like I teach addition, subtraction and place value ALL.YEAR.LONG.  Well, that’s because, I basically do, which makes sense because it […]

Summer Math Activities!

Two weeks away folks!  10 more school days. Well, 9 and a half if you want to be specific… and I do… so 9.5 more days. We are trying our hardest to remain engaged while still having fun in class these days. The sun is blazing and the last thing my kids want to do […]