Thanksgiving Place Value Math Game for 1st Grade Activities using PowerPoint™

The Viral Teacher
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
Formats Included
  • Zip
76 slides + a guide to playing the game
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Are you pressed for time trying to plan or create Thanksgiving activities for your 1st grade students? You've come to the right place! Your students will enjoy this NO PREP PowerPoint game focusing on understanding and reviewing place value. The math topics included are Common Core aligned.

Reasons why you need this product:

  1. It's a time saver. All the work is done for you. You only need to project the PowerPoint on the smartboard, and students can start playing the game.
  2. Since there is a total of 60 questions, you can set up 4 or 5 teams so students can have a friendly competition in class.
  3. This is an interactive PowerPoint game that your students will LOVE!

**Please check the PREVIEW/VIDEO PREVIEW before purchasing.**

Background: The Turkey Family reported that one of their turkey sons had been missing for over 24 hours. There are only four places where Tyson could go: to the carnival, to the pizza shop, to the donut shop, and to the Japanese restaurant located not far away from their house. As a detective, your job is to find Tyson using your place value skills before he ends up on someone else's table for Thanksgiving. Good luck!

Activities include:

  1. identifying tens and ones - 15 slides
  2. comparing two two-digit numbers - 15 slides
  3. addition within 100 - 15 slides
  4. subtracting multiples of 10 in the range of 10-90 - 15 slides

This game features:

  • a sound effect when your answer is correct;
  • immediate feedback;
  • greater than, less than, and equal to GIFs

The ZIP file contains:

  • PowerPoint game;
  • a quick guide to playing the game
  • credits

How do you open a ZIP file? Click here.

The resource will open up in Slideshow mode so you and your students can get right to playing the game. To exit the game, hit the ESC button.

It is great to use for:

  • Thanksgiving activities
  • Thanksgiving math reviews/games
  • friendly classroom competition

NOTE: Please make sure you have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer.

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76 slides + a guide to playing the game
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.


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