Grade 1 Math - Numbers to 10 Unit - First Grade Math Centers & Activities

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I really enjoyed using this math unit. It was very comprehensive and easy to follow.The activities we engaging and my students seemed to enjoy the lesson. Thank you.
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This Mindful Math First Grade Numbers to 10 unit is a comprehensive math curriculum that was designed to be teacher and student-friendly and includes 10 lessons to teach counting and numbers from 0 to 10 (counting, matching, ordering, reading & writing numerals and number words, subitizing, using a chart & number line, comparing, and decomposing numbers).

For the unit Numbers to 20 which covers numbers 11-20 click HERE.

It was created to give teachers a ready-to-teach math curriculum that is fun, engages minds, and leaves students knowledgeable and fluent in math concepts.

Go from boring, complicated math to lessons that are enjoyable, effective, and easy to use. This comprehensive, differentiated unit has everything you need to teach the second-grade standards.

This ready-to-teach unit of teacher-tested, hands-on math curriculum provides teachers with EVERYTHING they need to teach second-grade math with no need to supplement from other sources.

Mindful MATH includes thoughtful lessons and activities to help meet the needs of different learning styles. Students will have many opportunities to learn and practice new strategies and develop math fluency through whole group warm-ups, lessons, mental math, journal prompts, math centers, math games, and more.

This is included in Mindful Math for 1st grade. Check out the Mindful MATH First Grade Curriculum BUNDLE available at a HUGE discount NOW!

Mindful MATH for 1st Grade has what teachers LOVE!

⭐Easy to implement, effective lesson and activities that kids enjoy!

⭐Detailed, easy-to-teach lesson plans that take the guesswork out of what to teach!

⭐ALL lesson materials provided so you don't have to waste time gathering supplies!

⭐Concept posters to introduce topics so your students understand concepts more easily!

⭐A variety of activities for every lesson (math games and centers) to keep engagement high!

⭐Build math skills and develop fluency with math journals, task cards, mental math, and TONS of differentiated practice printables!

⭐2 types of assessments - Quick Check review cards + Post Tests for every lesson so you can check that your students understand what they need to know!

Teachers will create SUCCESS with all that is included with every unit of Mindful MATH!

↑↑↑ See the PREVIEW PDF for a detailed look at the lessons and what is included in this curriculum bundle! ↑↑↑

Lesson Overview

An explanation of the parts of a lesson plan and how they can be used.

Unit Overview

A list of the 8-11 math lessons included and what curriculum standards they cover with the US Common Core, as well as B.C.'s and Ontario's curriculum.

Lesson Plans

Mindful MATH lesson plans provide teachers with a detailed plan to follow from start to finish. Instructions for whole group math lessons, individual math practice, and follow up activities are given. Also included are lesson goals, vocabulary, questions to ask, material list, and book suggestions to match concepts.

Lesson Materials

All the extra materials needed for teaching a lesson and student practice are provided. Math manipulatives and tools, such as words, ten frames, number lines, are included to support students and the lesson.

Chart pieces and Concept Posters are provided to support lesson instruction.

Warm-Up Task Cards

Mindful Math task cards are short math warm-up activities that students can complete independently. There are a variety of tasks that build on skills previously taught in other lessons to build fluency.

Journal Prompts

Mindful Math Journal Prompts are perfect for a warm-up activity, for extra practice, or for homework. Each prompt reviews the skills and concepts taught in the previous lesson. They make a great review activity and help build math understanding.

Mental Math

Mindful Math mental math cards are perfect for building mental math skills and quick recall of important math concepts. Mental math cards are provided and suggested to use as a whole group as a warm-up activity.

Practice Printables

Every lesson in Mindful Math includes practice printable pages for students to complete independently following a lesson. The pages help build math skills and review important concepts. The pages range in difficulty to allow for differentiation.

Hands-On Activities (Math Centers and Games)

Each lesson includes math games, activities, and centers. The lesson plans and activity cards provide instructions on how to use.


Mindful Math Quick Checks are assessments that can be performed after math lessons and practice. Each Quick Check includes a short activity for individual or small groups to complete and show to the teacher.

Post-tests are also included for more formal assessment. Also includes a template to keep track of student scores.

Supplemental Materials (Answer Key & Book List, & Canadian pages)

Answer keys are provided to help teachers assess and check the practice printable pages, as well as the pre & post-test assessments.

A suggested book list is provided with children’s literature to help teach math concepts.

Extra pages are provided for Canadian teachers with Canadian spelling and content (coins and money, for example).

USA BUYERS: The curriculum aligns with the U.S. Common Core standards. This unit covers Second Grade standards and builds on to those skills with challenges and rigor.

CANADIAN BUYERS: Mindful Math also aligns with the Canadian math curriculum in British Columbia and Ontario (Curriculum standards are included and matched to lessons within the product).


Lessons Included in this 1st Grade Unit:

  1. Counting to 10 and matching numerals to quantities
  2. Ordering numbers to 10
  3. Writing numerals to 10
  4. Subitizing
  5. One-to-one correspondence (more and less)
  6. Counting to 10 using a chart and a number line
  7. Counting on to 10 and backwards from 10
  8. Reading and writing number words to 10
  9. Comparing numbers to 10
  10. Composing and decomposing numbers to 10

A FEW of the ENGAGING & MINDS-ON activities included in Numbers to 10:

  • Number poems & student number poem book
  • Task cards
  • Playdough mats
  • "Hop to 10" board game
  • Number order puzzles
  • Number representation flowers
  • Create a number line
  • "Count On & Color" dice game
  • Number Word Memory
  • Alligator comparing numbers


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ashley J. says, "I LOVE these mindful math units! The variety of activities make them fun and engaging for my students and the consistent flow of the lesson plans make them easy to teach! I bought these units as an alternative to an extremely reading heavy resource that I had used in the past, and I have found this one so much more accessible for my English language learners."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ashley T. says, "Loved this download! It was beneficial and is a great tool for kids to work on in different environments (one-on-one, group, partner, etc.)"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Monica D. says, "this made my life so much easier!"


How do you set it up and organize all the materials?

Check out the info guide HERE! See a breakdown of what is included, how to use, implement, and organize it and read the frequently asked questions.

How do you differentiate with Mindful Math?

Mindful Math includes many opportunities and options for differentiation. Lessons encourage students to show their understanding in different ways and practice math concepts with or without supports. The curriculum includes many practice pages with different levels of difficulty, as well as a variety of activities, games, and centers.

Are digital resources included in this curriculum?

This is a printable program, however, you can now create your own digital activities using the TPT Digital Tool to assign pages to Google Classroom by clicking the ‘Create Digital Activity’ button of the product page.

Check out other first grade Mindful Math units:

Numbers to 20 First Grade

Addition to 10 First Grade

Subtraction to 10 First Grade

Graphing & Money First Grade

Numbers to 100 & 120 First Grade

Addition to 20 First Grade

Subtraction to 20 First Grade

Measurement & Time First Grade

Geometry & Fractions First Grade

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Mindful MATH Kindergarten Curriculum BUNDLE

Mindful MATH Second Grade Curriculum BUNDLE

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.


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