First Grade Math Warm-Ups: Week of 12-8 to 12-12

So excited how these are working out, and how they lead to such great conversations during our math time.  So easy to get math brains thinking early in the day and then letting it simmer all day.  By the time we come back to it at 2:00 it somehow makes even more sense.  LOVE!



We’ve been working on doubles a lot lately, during conversations, in groups and by playing games.  The hope is that my mathematicians can then transfer that knowledge to solving problems.  This one let them give it a try.  And since you’re here, let me show you the doubles games we’ve been playing–I think we might have to make a new version of these for every season:



This one connects to our recent study on shapes and is a reminder before we take our assessment.  I guess we need to talk more about the attributes of rhombuses. 🙂



Right now we’re working on addition and subtraction using story problems and trying to get kids to understand the context so they know what to do.  They all agreed this one was “take away.”



My plan today was to start talking about fact families so I had them try one out in the morning.  They were a little frustrated (which is ok!), but it led to a great conversation later.  Could see some light bulbs going off when we came back and talked about it.

Friday was a 1/2 day and we didn’t have math, so no math warm-up.  More next week as we wrap up 1st semester! 🙂

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