1st Grade Magic of Math Lesson Plans for Place Value and Counting

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Very engaging and I appreciate how the activities build upon one another. I also like how it offers whole class, partner work, and had interactive notebook elements.
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  1. First Grade teachers are you looking to spruce up your math block? Are you tired of digging for materials, lessons, and activities that are just mediocre? Magic of Math for First Grade is a series of math units that can be used as a stand alone curriculum OR the activities can be used to supplem
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When introducing place value in 1st grade, worksheets simply aren't enough to keep your little learners excited and engaged! Our place value unit includes place value games, charts, mini-lessons, crafts, and printables so your lessons are both fun AND informative. You'll have four full weeks of done-for-you instruction!

The Magic Of Math Unit 1 for FIRST GRADE focuses on:

Week 1 Counting and Numbers (0-20)

Week 2: Place Value to 50

Week 3: Place Value to 99

Week 2: Comparing and Ordering Numbers to 99

*Please Note: This is an INTRODUCTION to Place Value. We will be focusing on Place Value to 120 in Unit 5 and reviewing it again in Unit 10. We will also continue working with place value throughout other units. This unit will build a strong foundation for your first-grade students!

First Grade Math:

1st Grade BUNDLE: 1st Grade Magic of Math

For Other 1st Grade Units Click Below:

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit One: Place Value

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Two: Addition

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Three: Subtraction

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Four: Shapes and Fractions

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Five: Mid-Year Mix Up

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Six: Nonstandard Measurement

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Seven: Telling Time

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Eight: Graphing

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Nine: Money

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Ten: Addition and Subtraction

1st Grade Magic of Math Unit Eleven: End of the Year Review

1st Grade Overview 1st Grade Magic of Math Overview and Organization

What you can expect from this month long unit for 1st grade:

-Daily Lesson Plans for 20 days

-Aligned with the 1st Grade Common Core and TEKS

-20 Word Problems for each day that complement the skills

-Interactive Notebook Printables and Independent Works

-Games, Activities, and Crafts to enhance learning

-Minilessons with ideas on how to teach the skills as well as materials needed

-Vocabulary Cards

-I Can Statements


-Anchor Chart and Pocket Chart Materials

Want a Closer Look? Here are some (not all!) activities included:

- Number Cards with Standard, Word, and Pictorial Form, Ten Frames Cards

- My Counting Booklet: Students spin and draw a number

- I can recognize numbers: interactive notebook with matching

- Five in a Row: Partner game for matching number words with standard and pictorial form

- Number Word Recognition Interactive Notebook

- Large Ten Frame Template for Whole Group

- Ten Frame Printables

- Race to Cover: Ten Frames Spinners and Game

- Spin, Write, and Show: Students spin a number, build it, and write it

- Build an Ice Cream Cone

- Spin and Count: Students spin, create a number, and locate it on a number line

- I Have Who Has with ten frames to 20

- COUNT (ten frame BINGO)

- Counting Assessment

- Creating Groups of Ten Minilesson

- Drive in Diner: Grab and Go- Making Groups of 10

- I Can Make Groups of Ten

- Base Ten Friends to Introduce Tens and Ones

- Creating Tens and Ones

- Quick Check: Tens and Ones

- Build, Count, and Write Numbers to 19

- Memory: Place Value to 19

- Race and Build to 50

- Model and Counting Base Ten Blocks

- Base Ten Blue Print Designs

- Place Value Assessment

- Greater Than Chart with Number and Symbol Cards

- Who Has the Greatest Number? Partner Game

- Roll, Cover, and Color: Color the Greatest Number

- Less Than Chart

- Less Than Partner Game

- Count and Compare: Count place value blocks and color the number with the lesser amount

- Draw and Compare: Chart to introduce comparing symbols

- Tasty Comparisons: Using food to compare amounts

- I Can Compare Numbers Interactive Notebook

- Open Number Line Chart and Pieces

- Let's Order Up Minilesson

- Open Number Line Partner Game

- Open Number Line Interactive Notebook

- World Problem Wrap Up: Comparing Numbers word problems

- It's a Showdown: Comparing Numbers Partner Game

- Comparing Numbers Assessment

-Building 2-Digit Numbers BINGO

- Sorting Numbers by Tens Interactive Notebook

- Making and Counting Numbers to 99

- Tic-Tac-Draw: Two digit numbers

- Value Villains: Superhero activity to find the value of two digit numbers

- Identifying the value of digits

- Expanded Form of Two Digit Numbers

- What's the Number: Counting Base Ten Blocks and Expanded Form

- Expanded Form Quick Check

- Tens and Ones Quick Check

- Expanded Form Musical Math

- Spin and Color with Two Digit Numbers

- Numbers to 99 Quick Check

What is the Magic of Math?

The Magic of Math is a series of math lesson plans and activities that can be used as your math curriculum or as a supplement to the program that you are already using. We provide daily lesson plans, word problems, mini-lesson, activities, and interactive notebook entries for four weeks at a time. If you don't have time for it all, that's okay too! You can just pick and choose the pieces that you want to incorporate into your math block!

Are these activities repeated in other units you have?

Absolutely NOT! We create all new activities for each Magic of Math unit. They are all unique to this purchase and are not copy/pasted from things we have previously made.

What is the difference between Magic of Math and other units you have?

Magic of Math is organized as daily lesson plans with everything you need rather than just activities.


It is NOT a collection of worksheets. Instead, we use games, hands-on activities, engaging mini-lessons, and interactive notebooks to build our curriculum. We do try to keep in mind the amount of prep that is involved with the lessons, but some things will need to be printed, cut, and put together to use in your classroom.

Want to know more about Magic of Math? You can find a blog post about it HERE!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones - called a “ten.”
The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).


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