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Combine calendar-reading with math in this series of worksheets. Each of the 12 months describe a different character's schedule, followed by comprehension questions. Students practice writing dates and days of the week, determining how long something will last, and measuring weeks and days surrounding a date. Consider personalizing this using students' school schedules. Include birthdays, breaks, school events, etc.!
First graders practice place value by completing problems that allow them to group 10 items together to create groups of 10 and see what is left over. In this place value lesson plan, 1st graders use cups to put 10 items in them, and count what is left over. They learn about 10's and 1's and also go over expanded notation.
Using a variety of mathematical models, 1st graders play partner games to compose and decompose the number ten. They practice counting all and counting on with number lines and 10 frames. Instructions for games are not included, but there is a list of several resources for teaching number sense.
Students create patterns using objects. For this pattern lesson, students participate in several activities including sorting buttons, finding the one button that is described in Frog and Toad Are Friends, and playing the game "Guess My Rule." They also make patterns where one attribute changes at a time.
Shapes, shapes, shapes, they're everywhere! Youngsters contribute ideas to a KWL chart about shapes and listen to the story, The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns. They identify and sort pattern blocks following a guided lesson then get kinesthetic and form large shapes with a jump rope. Modifications, web links, vocabulary, and extension activities are included.
How many days are in a leap year? Years in a century? Get your mathematicians applying their skills to everyday life with this calendar math worksheet. Ten questions prompt students to think about various time increments. The math portion of these questions is limited, however consider expanding it by asking questions such as, "How many decades are in a century?" to add an extra challenge.
Rise and shine, math scholars! A set of morning math problems gets them thinking bright and early, revisiting old concepts and keeping them sharp on newer ones. Concepts in these 13 warm-ups include calendar math, shape patterns, subtraction, addition, perimeter, multiplication, division, and money amounts in word form. Keep in mind these problems aren't numbered, so if you pass this out for learners to do daily you may want to number them together first.