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Print and Play Number Sense Games

 Number sense is CRITICAL in the younger grades. It is so important for my students to be able to understand what numbers mean and their relationship to one another. Once they have a solid number sense they can then build upon their mathematical skills both inside and outside of the classroom.   I have a […]

Print and Play Math Games!

My first graders have always L-O-V-E-D games and so do I! As a teacher, it is the perfect way to engage your learners in skill and have them practice, practice, practice. When students are highly engaged, not only are they learning but it gives you an opportunity to meet with students who may need a […]

Story Problems in First Grade

Story problems in first grade can be a wonderful teaching tool – and I’m talking beyond the simple “2 ducks were in pond and one flew away…” type problems. I’m talking the COMPLEX story problems! I really think students need to be able to read and decode a story problem so they can figure out […]

Nonstandard Measurement

Nonstandard Measurement can be such a FUN math unit in the classroom. It is relatively easy for students to learn and master and it can be a nice break from the continuous addition, subtraction, and place value that we teach all year long. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite lessons and […]

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 […]

Free Pumpkin Number Match Center!

Apple cider donuts, picking pumpkins off the vine, hayrides… that is what Fall is all about, right?!   I am feeling oh, so in the season and thought I would make this free math center for your younger students to practice their number sense!   Students simply count up the seeds (or better yet, identify […]