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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 […]

Addition in First Grade!

How do you teach addition in first grade? I love teaching addition in the younger grades. After we have built a strong number sense, we start with simple addition using manipulatives. We use buttons, cubes, gameboard pieces, etc. Basically anything we can get our hands on. Developmentally, I believe this is exactly what my first […]