These printable and digital first grade math resources will save you a ton of time looking for quality, standards-based activities for your students. Learn more about the following 10 first grade resources below:
- Word problems
- Math journal
- Open-ended problems
- Number of the day
- Math vocabulary resources
- Math spiral review
- Sorting activities
- Printable math games
- Math quick checks
- Progress monitoring assessments
First Grade Math Word Problems
Word problems are covered in the first grade Common Core math standards. According to the standards, first graders need to be able to use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems.
Your students will confidently know how to solve word problems and be able to identify the limitations of using word problem keywords as a stand-alone strategy through daily word problem practice opportunities that this resource provides. This first grade word problem resource has a seasonal theme correlated with each month: January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, and December.
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First Grade Math Journal
Math journals are a great way to encourage elementary students to make sense of math concepts, think critically, make connections, explain thinking, communicate ideas, practice literacy skills, self-assess, and reflect on learning. This math journal resource includes 170+ prompts offered in both printable and digital formats.
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First Grade Open-Ended Math Problems
Open ended math problems, also known as open ended math questions, are a great tool for helping elementary students grow into true mathematicians who use diverse problem solving strategies to explore mathematical situations where there isn’t necessarily one “right” answer. This practice equips them with the critical thinking skills they need to solve real world problems. This resource includes 180+ Common Core aligned open-ended prompts to help your students get the daily practice they need.
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First Grade Number of the Day Activities
A number of the day activity is a great idea for how to start an elementary math lesson. These activities offer students daily practice of basic number sense skills that are essential for first grade and beyond and help build math confidence. This resource is both printable and digital.
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First Grade Math Vocabulary Resources
In many ways, learning math is like learning a foreign language. In order to be successful in math, students must become fluent with the vocabulary. This first grade vocabulary packet includes tons of printable and digital resources to help you support your students in learning your grade level’s math language and being comfortable enough to use it in academic conversations. Elementary math vocabulary instruction is a large component of best practice math teaching.
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First Grade Math Spiral Review
Spiral review in math is the idea that after introducing and explicitly teaching a foundational concept or skill, students continue to practice it regularly throughout the school year in order to maintain what they have learned. It is an integral part of every first grade classroom. Using them consistently reduces the amount of time you need to spend on test prep, helps reinforce or re-teach foundational skills, and inspires math confidence amongst students.
This Common Core-aligned first grade math spiral review bundle includes 250 print and go assessment pages and 250 Google forms, so your students can access the resources digitally and in hard copy. Each page follows a consistent ten-question template, which means this resource includes 2,500 problems!
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First Grade Math Sorting Activities
Math sorting activities are a very powerful instructional tool that can be used as a way to introduce, reinforce, or assess a first grade concept. A great way to implement sorting in your first grade classroom is through math concept sorts. These first grade math sorting activities are both printable and digital and include closed sorts and open sorts for every Common Core standard.
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First Grade Math Games
Math games serve as great math stations, homework assignments, test prep and more. They are a fun and engaging way for first graders to practice previously-taught skills to reinforce their learning. This math resource includes 160 printable math games so you’ll be covered for the full school year!
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First Grade Math Quick Checks
These first grade Common Core-aligned math quick check assessments can help you quickly check for understanding and identify students who require intervention, so you can provide appropriate data-driven instruction and remediation. A great way to implement them in your classroom is as exit tickets.
There is a three-question assessment for each Common Core math standard. This resource comes with an answer key and data tracking sheets and includes both a printable and digital version.
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First Grade Math Assessments
These first grade Common Core-aligned math assessments are a valuable formative assessment tool that you can share with families at parent teacher conferences. They are great for progress monitoring, providing data-driven RTI instruction, and collecting report card data.
There are three assessments for each Common Core standard, so you can use them to monitor student progress throughout the school year. Each assessment has five questions, has an answer key, and is available in printable and digital format. Additionally, this resource includes a student data notebook, teacher grade book and teacher planning pages.
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Math Resources for 1st-5th Grade Teachers
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Elementary Math Resource Collection
The Elementary Math Resource Collection is a HUGE library of thousands of standards-based math resources for 1st-5th grade. Becoming a member will give you access to ALL 5 grade levels, which is helpful for differentiation and if your teaching assignment changes to a new grade level in the future. This collection will save you time, give you access to an abundance of resources, and increase student engagement!