How do you feel about teaching math? I have to be honest and say that it’s not my favorite subject to teach. However, I think my problem is that I feel like I am constantly struggling to find ways to supplement our math curriculum while still keeping it fun and engaging. A couple of months ago, I started planning and organizing what I would want out of a math curriculum for 1st graders. I am actually really excited about teaching math now.
As of right now, I have two units completed and available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Unit 1 is all about Number Recognition and Counting and Unit 2 is about Base Ten and Place Value. Addition and Subtraction within 10 is coming next.
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Each unit includes 10 lessons for instruction along with many supplemental activities.
Each of the 10 lessons include:
• Math Chat – Math Discussion Questions
• Brain Warm Up
• Whole Group Mini-Lesson
• Small Group Practice
• Take Away Ticket – Perfect for checking for understanding.
After 5 lessons, you will find:
• School-Home Connection
• Additional Practice Pages
• Spiral Review
• Intervention Materials
• Interactive Notebook Activity
Each unit also includes a Unit Assessment.
★The Math Chats and Brain Warm Ups for each day are also in an included digital version that can be displayed on your classroom projector.
Since the two units I have available now are geared more towards the beginning of the school year, I wanted to share a FREEBIE with you that will eventually be available in a future math packet.
These Add and Clip cards make a great independent center activity for your students. Print them on colored cardstock or laminate for durability. I used Astrobrights paper in Lunar Blue™ and Rocket Red™ for these cards, but you could use any of your favorite colors.
The students will add the equation. Then, they will place a clothespin onto the correct answer. If you want these to be self checking, place a small dot on the back where the correct answer would be.
Be sure to follow my Teachers Pay Teachers store to be updated when each unit is available.