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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 a respectful winner

– Being a sore loser

All that fun in these simple and easy games!

I made these games with ease in mind, so they are all black and white and can be used with dice, blocks, crayons, a paper clip and pencils. I wanted them to be easy to prep, easy to play, and easy for students to set up on their own. Many of the games follow the same type of rules and patterns so once my class learns one game, they can quickly learn a new one and play with their partner.

I generally use these type of math games during our “math tubs” time. I use math workshop so our math block looks like this:

Math Warm up (5 mins)

Focus lesson (10 mins)

Guided Practice (5-10 minutes)

Closing and review (2-3 minutes)

During our math tubs is when I pull small groups for intervention or enrichment on what we are learning. If I find that fluency within a skill is a problem with a few of my students I will pull out a quick print and play game and guide my students as they play.

Number Sense

Addition

Subtraction

Place Value

Telling Time

Money

2D/3D Shapes

Measurement and Data

You can also try one of my number sense games for __FREE__ by clicking below and downloading the preview (the game and instructions are at the end!)

To see all the games, just click the image above!

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We use a math program called Go Math and to just get through the lesson and workbook pages can be 45 minutes or longer. I would love to set up my math time like you do but I'm not sure how it would be feasible. Do you have a program you are required to use? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I want the "around the clock" game. How do I get that??

Thank you

These look awesome!!

I am so excited to use these on my first graders!

I am so excited to use these on my first graders!

Thank you!

I also use gomath. I have 2 math helpers who come in once a week to start the math centers. I’d love some new games to drill addition and subraction facts to the teens.

Your Math looks great!

Thank you. We have SOL super Saturday event where we help children prepare for SOL’s and we are always looking for fun ways to introduce children to math. Yes we start them in kindergarten.

This is amazing!

Great hands on activities fun to work with kids

Your games look great!

Thanks for sharing!

I would love your math games

would love math activites

Thanks for the great math ideas!

Math games!

love!

thank you!

I think that my students will enjoy some new math games.

These look like fun.

These look amazing and low prep!

Great resource! Thank you for creating and sharing!

Thanks

Looking forward to ordering.

Looks great!

Always looking for engaging math games!

Math games sound great!!

Awesome games! Would love to use them in our classroom

thank you

Looking forward to trying these math games.

I am so excited to use these games in my classroom

Thank you so much!

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Thank you. Excited to try

I’m a first year teacher just adding more to my bins! Love the games to teach math.

thank you for the math games

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thank you.

Love these math games!

I enjoy your math worksheets. They really help my special ed students with their math. Thank you.

Sheila

When playing your math games my students do not realize they are actually doing math. It is GREAT!!

Sheila

Thanks for sharing!

Free math games

I like the free math games

Thank you Ms. Susan. Your you tube videos, math & writing activities and freebies are very unique and useful. Thank you again.

Thank you

Looks like some great ideas!