Here’s a free sample game from a set of ten math games your first graders will love to play! Your students will evaluate numerical expressions like “12+6=18” and “2+4>8-1" and decide whether each one is true, “Thumbs Up!" or false,"Thumbs Down!".
This sample game includes skills from all of the games. The complete set supports these topics and standards:
Sequence of Numbers 1-12:0 1.NBT.A.1
Comparing Numbers 1-10 using >,
Comparing Two-Digit Numbers: 1.NBT.4.B.3
Using Place Value to Add and Subtract Ten: 1.NBT.C.5.
Adding and Subtracting Multiples of Ten: 1.NBT.C.6
Fact Families/ Related Sentences: 1.OA.B.3
Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour: 1.MD.B.3
Three Addends: 1.OA.A.2
Evaluating and Comparing Algebraic Expressions: 1.OA.D.7.
Adding and Subtracting Within 20: 1.OA.C. 6
These games are a great way to pre-assess or to review before final assessment. They're an easy-to-prepare math center activity. They’re also helpful for spiraled review throughout the year!
I'm proud to have been a teacher for 26 years, with most of my experience and my happiest days spent in the primary grades. I've taught Reading Recovery, Basic Skills, first grade, and even a first grade literacy intervention class. As a big believer in hands-on learning, you'll see that center activities and games are among my favorite resources to create! Student engagement is key to learning that lasts, so I strive to create differentiated fun activities that will keep your students excited about learning!