Math Games for First Grade

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My students loved using these during independent math time. They were able to work by themselves because they knew the rules and the game board ahead of time. Thank you!


This huge math game bundle of 1st grade math centers (aligned with the Common Core) is easy to prepare. Each board game requires very little prep – there is no cutting involved. Laminate if you wish or simply place in a page protector. All you need is a pencil and paper clip to make a spinner and some game markers.

These 34 first grade math centers cover the following concepts: place value, addition, subtraction, measurement, fractions, money, and shape.

❤️ Read more about First Grade Math Centers on the blog.

Product features:

♦ Print in full color, limited color or black ink only

♦ Illustrated rules page

♦ Recording sheet (some games have multiple recording sheets)

♦ Answer guide where appropriate

♦ Consistent game design among all centers to encourage independence.

This pack includes the following games:

Place Value

Gorilla Greater Than - using the language greater than

Lion Less Than - using the language less than

Kangaroo Comparisons - using the symbols of less than, greater than and equal to

Peacock Place Value - find numbers that are less than, greater than or between

Panther Place Value - tens and ones using bundling sticks to make a 2 digit number

Piggy Place Value - tens and ones using base ten blocks to make a 2 digit number

Tadpole Tens and Ones - write and draw 2 digit numbers

Deer Digit Value - determining the value of the digits in 2 digit numbers

Raccoon Race to 100 - composing a ten


Ox Ordinal - ordinal numbers to 10

Narwhal Number - writing and counting numbers to 10

Crab Counting - writing and counting to 20

Turtle Teen Numbers - writing teen numbers

Kitty Counting - counting forwards and backward to 120

Bears Before and After - the number before and after a 2 digit number


Tiger Time - o’clock

Toucan Time - o'clock and half hour


Python Plus - subitizing and addition to 10

Puppies Plus - counting on 1, 2 and 3; adding 0; adding 2 numbers

Polar Bear - adding to 10

Monkey Missing addends - making 10

Alligator Addition - addition to 20

Dog's Doubles & Doubles + 1 - number facts to 20


Snakey Subtraction - subtraction to 10

Skunk Subtraction - subtraction to 20

Chameleon Count Back - subtraction to 20, count back 1, 2 or 3 strategy

Monkey's Missing Subtrahends - subtracting from 10

Money U.S. coins

Carp's Coins - identifying coins.


Shark Shapes - real world 3D shapes

Sheepish Shapes - identifying 2D shapes


Fishy Fractions - identifying equal parts

Flamingo Fractions - identifying wholes, halve and quarters.

Fox Fractions - identifying wholes, halve and quarters.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
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.
Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:
10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones - called a “ten.”
The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.


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