NO PREP Math Glyphs - 1st Grade Year Long Math Activities

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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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This is a great resource! I have never used glyphs before with my students! They absolutely love it! I love how this resource can be used all year! Definitely worth the purchase! Thanks!
My students loved learning about glyphs! I love that we can revisit and practice how to use a glyph to organize data throughout the school year! Thank you!

Learning Objective

Students will use glyphs to read and follow directions, collect, organize, and graph data.


Mathematical glyphs are a great way to teach problem-solving and data organization (graphing). These glyphs are appropriate for 1st and 2nd grades can be used in large or small group instruction or for an independent math center activities.

By purchasing this bundle, you are saving 30%! Reading and math skills are practiced at the same time!

Teachers are saying:

  • "My students LOVE glyphs! I am excited to use this product during the upcoming school year. Thank you!"
  • "I loved how you gave examples of what the glyphs should look like after the kids are done with theirs. Thank you so much!"
  • "My students enjoy creating glyphs. Thanks for this resource."

Amazing contents:

  • Examples for each glyph
  • How to use data individually and as a class
  • The glyphs can also be used with PK and Kindergarten
  • For Pk and K you should use in small group instruction and then in whole group math instruction
  • Background information about glyphs
  • Teaching points for using the glyphs
  • Sheets for center use
  • Worksheets
  • Written with an emphasis on the use of SIGHT WORDS (High-Frequency Words)


  • Learn what a glyph is
  • Learn how to use glyphs to organize data
  • Enjoy seeing their work on graphs in the classroom
  • LOVE glyphs

Included in this FUN, interactive Year-Long bundle:

August/September- Two glyphs are given in case you start school early in August. One is a tree with apples where students follow directions in the easy-to-use legend and cut and paste to make the glyph. A great way to break the ice at the beginning of the year!

The second one is based on teachable character traits. Students color according to the legend. The legend uses sight color words and is a great way to start the year off by teaching how to be kind.

October- Students follow the easy-to-follow legend to color pieces of a jack-o-lantern. Then they cut out the pieces and assemble! Also included are Graphing Data Title Cards in both color and black and white for your printing preference.

November- Students follow the reading legend to color turkey pieces. Then they cut the pieces out to assemble a turkey!

December- Students follow the reading legend to color a Christmas elves workshop scene. A worksheet is included for individual glyph data.

NOTE: There is an “extra” glyph (superhero) to use if your school does not celebrate Christmas!

January - Snowman with an option of some cut and paste pieces. A vertical class graph is included as well as 2 different versions of the legend for you to choose from.

February - Valentine’s Day picture with 2 different versions of the legend for you to choose from.

March - Choose from 2 different versions of the legend for coloring a Leprechaun. It also includes a worksheet for individual data. Great for reading practice or you can use it as an assessment! Also, 2 different ways to graph the data.

April - Earth Day glyph. Worksheet for individual data and a class datasheet. An example of how to graph the class information is given.

May - Glyph for Mother’s Day with a worksheet for individual data.

Summer Sun Glyph

BONUS – Super Kids Extra glyph to use in place of one of the months or use in addition to a month! A boy and a girl superhero. If you only have 5 boys in your class, only make 5 copies of the boy hero. You have your choice of 2 different legends and 2 different graphs to interpret the data.

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Letters Shapes Glyph and Retelling The Three Pigs For PK Kindergarten


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.


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