Add, Subtract, Missing Numbers - 1st Grade Math Find a Friend

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Great resource. Used with grade 2 as a math review. I wonder if you have a resource that is like this but a grade lower. Looking for one that reviews Kinder. math for use with new grade 1's in Sept.
This was a great resource and it allowed my students to work together as well as walk around the room. Thank you!
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Grab the clipboards and get ready for some math fun! This collection of “Find a Friend” activities for math will have your 1st grade and beginning 2nd grade students up and moving as they review 25 different first grade math skills, including addition, subtraction, missing numbers, comparing numbers, and more!

Here's how these Find a Friend math activities work!

Give your students a clipboard and a copy of one page from this packet. Model how to complete one box, having each of your students mark the answer and write his or her own initials in the box. Armed with their clipboards and pencils, give your students a few minutes to move around your classroom to find a friend who will complete any other box, and then continue to other “math friends” until each box has been completed by a different student.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Brandy said, "I stumbled across these and I am so glad that I did. These are such a great, fun way for the kids to get up and moving and practice their math skills. My class LOVES doing these!"

Here are the first grade skills included in this set!

✔ Sequence of numbers, 10-20:

What comes next

What comes between

What comes before

✔ Skip Counting:

Count by Twos

Count by Fives

Count by Tens

Meaning of the Equal Sign

✔ Addition Strategies:

Add zero, commutative property

Add one, commutative property


Doubles Plus One

Addition Number Models with Dominoes

Addition and Subtraction Expressions Through 10

Subtraction from 0-10

Two-Digit Addition & Subtraction, No Regrouping, Vertical Format

✔ Missing Numbers:

Missing Addends, Totals of Ten or Less

Missing Addends, 11-18

Missing Subtrahends

✔ Comparing Numbers:

Comparing Numbers Through 20 with < and >

Comparing Two-Digit Numbers Through 100 with < and >

Counting Back From 100

✔ Skip Counting:

Count by Twos

Count by Fives

Count by Tens

✔ Adding and Subtracting Ten(s) to a Number:

Add Ten to Multiples of Ten, 1-120

Add Ten to a Number, 1-120

Subtracting Multiples of Ten from Multiples of Ten, 1-120

Subtracting 10 from Numbers, 120 and Less

Telling Time to Hour and Half Hour, Analog and Digital

Geometry: Plane/2D shapes, polygons

How will you use these find a friend activities with your students?

✅ Use Find a Friend as an active alternative to a worksheet. Learning that's up on your feet is a great choice, especially for some of our struggling students.

✅ As a review before a chapter assessment

✅ For spiral review of previously learned topics

Second grade teachers, at back to school time, these activities are a fun way to do some quick review and informal assessment of your students' mastery of first grade skills.

✅ These pages also work perfectly as Read the Room for Math activities for your math centers. Just print the page, cut the boxes apart and display them around your classroom. Students can record their answers on the included page.

✅ There’s an answer key provided for each of the “Find a Friend” activities, so you can easily extend the learning by displaying the key on your document camera and discussing a few of the items afterwards.

Here's what teachers like you have said about these first grade math activities!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sharon said, "I love this resource to get my kids up and moving while practicing valuable math skills. Thanks!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lynn said, "Great way to change up math activities!"



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.


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