Here are some great ways to practice our first grade math facts!
Ways to Add and Subtract (Strategies to choose from)
Make a ten/Break a ten
- Addition facts 5-10
- Subtraction facts from 10
- Addition facts 11-15 and then up to 20
- Subtraction facts from 20
*Use number bonds to help see the relationship between addition and subtraction
*Dominoes are a fun way to make fact families, number bonds, addition and subtraction sentences, etc.
*Ten frames also help children see the relationship of adding and subtracting, missing addends, etc.
If you have a deck of cards, you can play some fun games that help reinforce fact fluency and number sense. "War" or "Top It" is an easy game to play, and you can make it a bit more challenging by putting down 2 cards at a time and adding or subtracting to see who has the biggest number!
Two Digit Big Man uses a deck of cards too. Each player puts down 2 cards and tries to make the biggest number. The person with the highest number takes the cards. (If you have a 5 and 8, you can make 58 or 85---you'd want 85 since it's larger!)
PRACTICE YOUR FAST FACTS TO 10!
Get some flashcards if you can! The students should know their facts in a "snap" -like sight words!!!
(Addition and Subtraction to and from 10)Your child will be learning with our Math In Focus program which is very hands on! Explore the Think Central website which accompanies our math curriculum. This will give your child lots of tips, fun games and math manipulatives to practice with. You will need your student ID# to sign up.
There are many math apps available, below are a few to get you started: