January Math Centers for First Grade

January Math Centers for First Grade
January Math Centers for First Grade
January Math Centers for First Grade
January Math Centers for First Grade
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Do you need some math centers for January? Here is the set that I made for my own first grade classroom! Some of the centers review standards that I've already taught; others will help me introduce some standards that I will be teaching in January. In this set you will find EIGHT math stations that will keep your students (and mine!) engaged and learning during math!

The centers included are:

1.) Arctic Animal Graphing: Students will sort a collection of Arctic animal picture cards before creating a graph. For differentiation, you can add or take away cards to give students larger or smaller sets. This center addresses 1.MD.C.4. I have also included a black and white copy of this center.

2.) Polar Place Value: In this "Go Fish!" style game, students will search for matches that include a base ten block representation and a numeral. For differentiation, you can take out just the decades or "teen" numbers to help students who are new to the concept. Alos provided in black and white! This center addresses 1.NBT.B.2.

3.) Chilly Comparisons: In this center, students select two cards from a deck and place them on their work mat. Then they determine which symbol (<,>, =) belongs in between the two numbers to make the comparison true. A recording sheet as well as a black and white version are provided! This center addresses 1.NBT.B.3. For differentiation, I included one-digit numbers as well as a range of 2-digit numbers in case you have learners who need more practice with just the idea of comparing with symbols.

4.) Addition in the Arctic: This center allows students to practice two-digit addition with the added support of ten frames. There are two sets of cards for this center: one is for adding a two-digit number plus a single digit number and the other is for adding a two-digit number plus a multiple of ten. There is a recording sheet for each version of the center as well as black and white copies of the center! This center addresses 1.NBT.C.4.

5.) It's Winter "Time!": Students will put together clock puzzles matching an analog clock with the digital time. Versions for time to the hour and half hour are included as well as recording sheets. A black and white version is also provided. This center addresses 1.MD.B.3.

6.) Marshmallow Measurement: Students will use a strip of marshmallows to measure picture cards. Alternatively, you can provide your students with real marshmallows to use for nonstandard units of measurement! The cards are also provided in black and white and there is a recording sheet. This center addresses 1.MD.A.2.

7.) Penguin Pals: Students will match snowballs with addition and subtraction facts to the corresponding penguin to build a fact family. A blank version is also provided in case you'd like to provide students with other numbers or have them create their own. A recording sheet and a black and white version of the center are included. This center addresses 1.OA.C.6.

8.) Polar Bear Counting: Students will find the missing number in a series. A range of numbers are included for counting on and counting back as well as skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. There are recording sheets for each set of cards and the cards are color coded to make it easy for you to tell the sets apart. (Since this center was already so big, I did not include a black and white copy. However, if you would really like one send me a message after purchasing and I can send one to you!) This center addresses 1.NBT.A.1.

Please download the preview to see exactly what is included. Thanks for checking out my store!

-Melinda Goggans (First Grade Pizzazz)
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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).
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.
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
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