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If you're looking for ways to make more meaningful connections to math in the real world, this determining unknown numbers transformation is the perfect 1st grade math activity for you! It's a first grade math game in which students will embark upon an African Safari where they solve 10 missing number challenges which are safari-themed. A print and digital version are included.

When many people think of classroom transformations, they think:

“This would take me hours to set up.”

“This is going to cost so much money.”

“This looks so overwhelming.”

“I could never do this!”

What if I told you classroom transformations could be EASY to set up, FUN to implement, and STRESS-FREE?

A room transformation changes your room into a certain setting or theme to engage students in their own learning with rigorous content.

Classroom transformations are possible in EVERY classroom. You don’t have to spend hours of your time setting up a classroom transformation or spend lots of money to make it SO MUCH FUN!

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A Quick Description

Take your first grade students on an African Safari in your classroom! Students complete 10 math challenges that are real-world safari-themed math problems. This math activity is perfect for first graders. It aligns with 1.OA.8.

Print out all 10 animal posters and all 10 Safari challenges. Distribute them around your room. Give each child a recording sheet. Explain to students that they will be going on a safari! They have to find all ten animals you've left around the classroom and solve the challenge at each animal location. They use the recording sheet to mark off each challenge as they go.

How to Play

Step 1: Tell your 1st grade class that they are on a safari today and will practice finding unknown numbers in addition and subtraction equations. Students solve math challenges set up around the room. They can be completed in any order and you can choose how many challenges students complete or what time frame they have to meet YOUR needs.

Set-up is quick and easy. Simply print the 10 posters, the math worksheets, and a recording sheet for each student. Place them around your room and you’re ready to begin! Additional door décor, editable name tags, editable admission tickets, and themed banner are included if you want to use them!

Step 2: Let students move around the room and solve each challenge! Each time students solve a math challenge, they go to the teacher to get it checked. Students can work independently, in partners, or groups. Your choice!

Step 3: When students finish all ten challenges (or however many you assign), they win! You can give them the certificate of completion included. I also reward my students with a small prize at the end.

Step 4: Most of the time, there are early or fast finishers! These kiddos get to go around the room and scan the QR codes provided! Each QR code leads to a fun fact about African animals that they can record on the sheet provided or a piece of notebook paper. This keeps everyone happy and on task!

What's Included?

Aligns with Common Core 1.OA.8

10 Black & White and Color Posters

10 Missing Number Math Challenges

Editable Challenge Paper

Recording Sheet

Instructions for Kids and the Teacher

Certificate of Completion

Pictures of Set-Up & Shopping Guide for “Extras”

Editable Name Tags

Tips to Make the African Safari Day Even More Fun!

Door Decorations and Banner

Learning Targets

Digital Version Included for Use with Google Slides™

10 QR Codes for a Writing Activity that are printable or digital

There is an editable challenge paper included. This means if one of the challenges doesn't work for your classroom, you can make your own! There are ten pre-made challenges included for you to use but we all know sometimes changes are necessary to best fit your classroom :) These challenges are aligned to Common Core and TEKS.

This is a perfect review activity before giving an unknown number assessment or as an extra practice activity. Step by step lesson plans are included so you know exactly what to do. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. It is great for any class that needs something fun to reinforce teaching word problems. The QR codes add in technology as well. Classroom transformation ideas are a new trend in education and can set the stage to engage!

These classroom transformations can be used for elementary children as a worksheet alternative, printables, in math stations, center rotations, math centers, as enrichment or remediation, in small groups, as test prep, as worksheets, escape room alternatives, homework practice (take what you don’t finish home for homework), digital theme days, end of year themed days, classroom transformation kits, printables, and so much more! These math activities are made to be flexible so you can use them however you’d like in your classroom.

You no longer need to spend hours prepping your classroom for your next classroom transformation! These hands on, low prep activities will keep your students engaged while practicing rigorous material at the same time.

Free Classroom Transformation Guide

You may also like this FREE Classroom Transformation Guide! It tells you exactly which Common Core Standards each first grade classroom transformation aligns with.

I also call these my Monday Funday math games if you've seen them on Instagram! These are easy to implement classroom transformations!

Aligns with 1.OA.8

Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 + ? = 11, 5 = _ - 3, 6 + 6 = _.

A DIGITAL VERSION HAS NOW BEEN ADDED!

With remote learning taking center stage in our communities, a digital version is now included! It's compatible with Google Slides™ and can be completed 100% digitally. That means no making copies and less prep for you!

How Does a Digital Classroom Transformation Work?

First, invite your students into a video call on whatever learning platform your school district uses. Set the scene and tell your class online what themed day they will be completing.

Then, assign your students the Google Slides™ activities that come with this digital classroom transformation. Each digital classroom transformation is interactive and has movable pieces for students to enjoy playing with. Every activity can be modified for what works best in your virtual classroom! A digital cover page, digital recording sheet, 10 digital challenges, and a digital certificate are included in the Google Slides file.

Finally, as a digital reward, students are invited to play the self-checking game that shows them fun facts about safari animals. It's engaging, interactive, and a great way to motivate students throughout the digital room transformation while completing distance learning.

Let's Break Down What Comes in the Digital Version:

Instructions for the Teacher

Digital Answer Key for Teacher or Self-Checking

Digital Self-Checking Reward Game

Videos Explaining Best Practice /How To Set It Up

Digital Tips and Tricks

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ACCESS?

-The digital version was created with Google Slides™.

-You can assign these games by assigning them in Google Classroom or send them via email to students.

Choose which version works best for your classroom -- print, digital, or a combination of both!

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Looking for more Math Classroom Transformations that relate to real-world mathematics? Check out the whole series here!

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### Standards

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Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 + ? = 11, 5 = ▯ - 3, 6 + 6 = ▯.