Math Warm-ups- Lesson Kick Starters for First Grade
(kinder and second grade coming soon)
Math Warm-Ups provide a year (over 200 warm-ups!) of engaging and meaningful
lesson starting math explorations for spiral review every day of the school
year. The warm-ups provide high-interest math talk exploration covering all
This is a PowerPoint file that can be projected to a screen or board. You can also print this and place it under a document camera.
Day of the Week Alliteration
Each day of the week has three different (and highly engaging) strands of warm-ups which each focus on a different way to problem solve! Simply choose and open the file for the day of the week from your desktop or place a printed version under the document camera. It’s that simple!
Students cheer when it is time for math warm-up! There are 45 different prompts
for each day of the week to last you more than the full school year! Math warm-ups can be done in any order and are designed to complement any curriculum.
When to use Math Warm Ups
Use Math Warm-Ups in your whole-group instruction, intervention groups, RTI groups, guided math groups, or as a resource for volunteers assisting in the classroom. The warm-up activities can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 minutes depending how far you choose to explore each concept.
The Purpose of Math Warm-Ups
Any math curriculum covers a huge amount of content over the course of a school year. Students must take on new concepts daily, weekly, and monthly all year long, but we also need to be sure to give ample time for students to review and apply learned information daily. This ensures students gain math fluency, accuracy, and deeper understanding of the concepts as they continually develop mathematically through the school year.
The Math Warm-up allows students to go deeper into learned math concepts and to apply their knowledge in short yet meaningful math explorations.
Types of Math Lesson Kick Starters
Monday Mix and Match
Monday Math Chat
Talk It Out Tuesday
What’s Wrong Wednesday
Fast Facts Friday
Flip It Friday
Find It Friday
**For "Flip It" Friday, if you project not in Presentation Mode, but rather Normal View mode, you can move the post-it notes easily to reveal the mystery number!**
First Grade Guided Math Related Resources
• First Grade Guided Math
• First Grade Guided Math Stack Bundle
• First Grade Math Journal Year Bundle
• First Grade Monthly Math Centers, Journals, and Printables Bundle
• How To Launch Guided Math
• Home Connection First Grade Guided Math
• Interactive Math Games BUNDLE
• Math Skills Practice Pages Bundle for the Year
• Stations by Standard Bundle First Grade
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