Christmas Addition, Subtraction, Place Value - 1st Grade Math Center Games

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December is a crazy month in the classroom! Here’s a set of easy-prep Christmas addition, subtraction, and place value math center games that will bring some peace, quiet, and FUN to your first grade classroom, just when you need it!

This set of 10 one-page games for first grade math will give your students a fun format for practice, packed with review that will help you keep your math instruction on point during the busy weeks before Christmas.

Each of these games is just a single page, with no cards to print and cut. Plus, each game also comes in a blackline option. That means you’ll save time AND ink! print, laminate (or even easier, just slip into a plastic sleeve!), and you're ready to go!

What math skills do these Christmas math center games practice?

* Addition and subtraction facts within 20

* Addition strategies- doubles, doubles plus one

* Missing addends

* Sequence of numbers through 120

* Adding 10 to single-digit numbers

* Place value - tens and ones

How will you use these December games?

Fill your math centers with solid math practice – holiday style!

Make copies of the back and white versions included in your download to make some fun December homework, or to include in a winter break practice pack.

Have a Fun Friday Math Festival! Make multiple copies of the games and have your students move around to play different games with different partners.

Use them in Morning Tubs.

Put a set of games aside for your fast finishers!

The varying levels in the addition and subtraction games make these perfect for interventionists – easy differentiation!

Are you a math tutor? Add these to your collection to play as a reward after a job well done!

Display a game on your interactive board for a quick game of Teacher vs. The Class. It's a great way to focus attention at the beginning of a math lesson!

Perfect for homeschoolers, too!

Your students will even love to play these games during indoor recess!

Add fun and variety by using mini-erasers or small holiday trinkets or gumdrops as playing pieces. Or let each player build a unique piece with red and green mini interlocking building blocks!

♦ Will you be out of your classroom for a day or two in December? These games are an easy addition to your substitute plans! Print up a pile of the black and white versions and have your students color them. Then choose partners and play each others' games!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 + ? = 11, 5 = ▯ - 3, 6 + 6 = ▯.


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