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First Grade Math Games ~ Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson

Ten math games to practice first grade topics, including addition, subtraction, fact families, place value, adding & subtracting multiples of ten, and comparing numbers. Play with partners, whole c... View Full Description
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Total Price: $33.24

Categories: 1st Grade, Math
Product Type: Game, Printable

Product Description

Ten math games to practice first grade topics, including addition, subtraction, fact families, place value, adding & subtracting multiples of ten, and comparing numbers. Play with partners, whole class, or as an independent activity in a math center.

Here’s 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!".

There are three ways to play: with a partner, as a whole class game, or as an independent activity in a math center. The games are also a great family activity to send home for extra practice, or for a Family Math Night. 

This resource includes card sets to support 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


For your convenience, the applicable CCSS are printed on each game.

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!

What's included in this resource:

* Ten sets of 24 cards each to practice the skills listed above

* Two colorful game boards in ten-frame format {to be used with each of the ten games}

* A single-page sorting mat which can be used by one student

* A fun "Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?" printable to turn the card sets into an active, whole-class activity

* A self-checking answer key for each game.

* A student response page to provide you with a written assessment as needed


Thanks for your interest in this resource!

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Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
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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!

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