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First Grade Thanksgiving Math Center Games and Activities

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November means it's time for Thanksgiving math centers! These games not only engage 1st grade students, but they hit a ton of important standards ! Students enjoying math and standards being met, what's not to love?! This resource practices the following skills:

  • One more / one less OR ten more / ten less mental math strategy
  • Determining unknown numbers in equations (number bonds)
  • Greater than / less than
  • Using place value to compare numbers
  • Ordering numbers least to greatest or greatest to least based on place value

Build math community and practice working with partners with these engaging games!

Each of the 5 games are aligned to the CCSS and TEKS.

Simply print the 5 included games and laminate - each game is available in full color or as a backline to save ink. Game pieces are included, or you can utilize mini-erasers from the dollar spot! The prep work is easy peasy!

Students can't share materials? Most of the games are designed in a way that students can play as a single player OR with their own copy of the game pieces. You can also send these games home in your take home packets since they are LOW PREP!

What will I get?

*Standards alignment page

*Full page teacher/student directions for each game

*5 games that focus on one more/one less or ten more/ten less, determining unknowns in equations, greater than/less than, using place value to compare numbers, and ordering numbers based on place value.

*Printable counters for use with games

These games are most appropriate for First Grade, however you may find use of them with higher Kindergarten students or as a review in 2nd Grade.

Please view the product preview for more details on each game.

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80 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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 = ▯.
Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.


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