Taking Advantage of Teachable Moments
You may not have realized it but just about any activity that a child performs on a daily basis is usable for meaningful teaching. First-grade math activities get kids into the habit of solving everyday problems, which is a task that will go on for the rest of their lives, becoming more complex as they do more and see more. It makes sense to get them started early on in their educational career, at home and at school. Copy or paste these activities into another document to edit or download for printing.
Fill in the blanks counting by 5 to 50.
________ _________ _________ _________ _______ 30 ________ ________ ______ _______
Four friends decide at the start of the school year to see how many flips they can do each month at recess. Who had the most flips?
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In each set, which number is greater?
1 ________ 3
16 _______ 15
Less than <, greater >, or equal to =?
65 _____ 100 13 _____ 71 4 _____ 4
Can you fill in the missing numbers?
_____, ______, _____, _____, 89, ______, ______ , 92
Are there more triangles or squares?
Math With Pictures
Simple Word Problems
Timothy and Brie went to the corner store for some treats. Their mother gave money them to buy six treats for everyone at home to enjoy. Brie brought four popsicles to the counter to buy. How many popsicles does Timothy need to bring to the counter?
Today is the fourth day of the week and my sister said that church is 3 days away. What day will you be going to church?
My aunt and I bought 5 new movies last night. 4 of those movies are mine. How many movies belong to my aunt? Write your answer as a fraction.
Place a check next to the cone.
Days of the Week (Telling Time)
Place an X next to the day before Friday.
Which coin is the quarter?
How much is a dime worth?
How many dimes and how many nickels do you need to make 1 quarter? (use real money for manipulation)
Which length would be a hairpin?
_______ 2 inch
How many cups are in a pint?
How many inches are in a foot?
How many 1/4 inches are in a whole inch?
How tall is a telephone pole?
30 feet _____
20 inches _____
3 yards _____
Supplemental First-Grade Math Activities
Visit these links for more skill-building in the topics given:
First grade math games online from Game-Yum
Math ideas for teachers for first-grade gifted students from Bright Hub Education
First-grade teddy bear story problems from Bright Hub Education