Cactus Math Skills Practice Cards

Cactus Math Skills Practice Cards

These math skill practice cards are perfect for first grade! Place them in your STEM center, use them as a challenge for early finishers, or pull them out for morning work. There are so many possibilities! As a first grade teacher, I'm always looking for ways to...

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Mermaid Addition Match Up

Mermaid Addition Match Up

Need a playful way to practice addition to ten?! This match up is a must-try. Kids will love pairing the math fact with the matching sum. Print it once and play it again and again! I recently bought some mermaid erasers to use as counters, and suddenly anything...

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Fact Family Houses

Fact Family Houses

Fact families are a great visual for helping children see the connection between addition and subtraction. Grab your free set of write and wipe cards below and add them to your math centers or morning work! This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Getting Ready...

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Addition Kindness Codes

Addition Kindness Codes

Teaching first grade is just as much about teaching social skills as it is about the academic curriculum. I work all year to help my students learn how to talk things out, look a speaker in the eyes to show they are listening, and build healthy relationships....

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Expanded Form Roll and Write

Expanded Form Roll and Write

Adding multiple numbers, let alone numbers in the hundreds, can be a bit intimidating for first graders.  Thankfully, this fun roll and write math activity is a motivating way to make this tricky concept more concrete and visual. It's great to use with our NO PREP...

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Addition and Subtraction Clip Cards

Addition and Subtraction Clip Cards

I've been teaching addition and subtraction strategies to my first graders since day one, but this week we "bumped it up a notch" and reviewed our addition and subtraction within 12 at the same time.  I knew my kiddos would thrive with a fun "Frozen" themed math...

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Gumball Write and Wipe Addition Cards

Gumball Write and Wipe Addition Cards

These fun gumball write and wipe cards are a playful way to work on counting and addition in kindergarten or first grade. Grab your set below and then hop over and snag eight more Addition Write and Wipe Sets too! Getting Ready To prep this activity, I printed the...

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Coin Identification Money Mazes

Coin Identification Money Mazes

Kids love to learn about money, but it can often be tricky to keep the coins straight. These coin identification money mazes challenge students to pick out the correct coins and reveal the maze path from top to bottom. They are the perfect compliment to our popular...

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Ten Frame Addition Board Game

Ten Frame Addition Board Game

Board games are a HUGE hit in my first grade classroom, and this Ten Frame Addition Board Game is no exception! My students loved solving addition problems as they raced to the finish line. It was the perfect addition to our math centers. Getting Ready To prep this...

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Which One Doesn’t Belong? Cards

Which One Doesn’t Belong? Cards

Ready for an addictively fun brain game for kids?! This critical thinking activity is an easy way to apply countless math skills including place value, shape recognition, comparison, addition, telling time, math vocabulary and so. much. more. Which One Doesn't Belong...

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