Math Warm Up for 1st Grade!

October 6, 2019

Do you start your math block with a quick warm up?! I loved to kick off my math block in first grade with a fast and fun activity to get students thinking. I loved this time for spiral review so students can continue practicing skills they’ve already learned throughout the year! The math warm up I am sharing today reviews both addition and subtraction.

It’s called “How Many Equations?!” and all you need to play is some dice! I explain in the video below that I have done this in the past with 3, 4, and 5 dice at a time. I also like to play this game whole group first.

See how to play below:

As I mentioned in the video, you can also do this in small group or individual math centers once students know how to play. To help with that, I created this recording sheet you can grab here >> recording sheet!


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Grab some dice because that's all you need for this simple and effective math warm up! Students simply roll the dice and see how many equations they can make. This is a great activity to play in both small groups or whole group with the whole class to practice addition and subtraction. Head on over to the blog post to grab some FREE recording sheets!

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