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February Math Tubs- Aligned with First Grade Common Core

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This pack includes 8 math tub activities aligned with first grade common core. Each center includes an option for differentiation and a recording sheet.

*Subtraction Sweet Shop- Students will play with a partner. They will each choose a game token of your choice to put on start (cube, fun eraser, etc.). Players will spread all the playing cards face up in the playing area. Player one will roll the dice and move that many spaces. They will find a game card that equals the number they land on and keep the card. Player 2 will take his or her turn. The winner is the person who reaches the finish line first. Students will then lay the cards back out and play again. (1.NBT.6)

*Match Making- Students will spread all the sum puzzle pieces in the playing area face up. Students will lay all of the equation puzzle pieces in a pile face down. They will choose an equation puzzle piece and solve by adding two of the numbers to make a ten. They will then add the third number to find the sum. Students will then find the sum puzzle piece to make a match. (1.OA.3)

*Valentine Word Problems- Students will each take a gumball machine. They will lay the gumball cut outs in the middle of the playing area. Students will work together to solve the word problem and record their equation for the problem on the recording sheet. Once they both agree on the answer, each player will roll a dice. The player with the highest number gets to add a gumball to their machine. If players get the same number, they both add a gumball. When all word problems have been solved, the player with the most gumballs in their machine is the winner! (1.OA.1)

*Below the Bubble Gum Machine- Students will work together to solve equations and sort them below the correct bubble gum machine. (1.OA.3, 4, & 6)

*Searching for Sweets- Display the equation cards around the room. Students will search the room for an equation card and record it on their recording sheet. They will solve and record the missing number. (1.OA.8)

*Love Monster Math- Students will choose a monster math card and use place value blocks to solve it. The player with the largest sum takes both cards. The player with the most cards when all cards are gone is the winner. There are two options for differentiation: adding multiples of 10 & double digit addition & subtraction. (1.NBT.3, 4, & 5)

*Be Mine Bingo- Each student needs a game board and counters to cover their numbers. One student will be the caller. The caller can still have a game board and play the game. Students will cover the number that is called with a counter. When someone gets 3 in a row, they have BINGO and they get to be the new caller. (1.NBT.1)

*Shape Puzzles- Students will match each shape name to its picture. As they work, they can discuss what they know about the shape. Students will choose a recording sheet (or both) to share what they know about 2D and 3D shapes. (1.G.1 & 2)

I hope your students enjoy these math tubs as much as mine have! :)

If you are wanting math tubs like this for the entire year, you can find the bundle here: First Grade Math Tub Year Long Bundle
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