*These activities will help SC 1st Grade students reinforce their math skills outside of the classroom.*

- Play Close to 20. How does this help you practice your addition?
- Gather a handful of coins with a value less than $2.00. Calculate the total.
- If you save two cents every day in the month of June, how much money will you have saved at the end of the month?
- Take up to 20 pennies. Put some in each hand. Show 1 hand and have an adult figure out how many are hiding.

Switch. - Read
*100 Days of School*by Trudy Harris - Find 5 different ways to reach 100. Record each way.
- Play Tens Go Fish. Add up all the pairs. Who has more? How many more?
- Go on a Shape Hunt around your home. Look for items shaped like a square, rectangle, and a triangle. Draw and label the items.
- Sort the laundry into categories (owner, color or item type). Make a bar graph and compare the categories. How many more? Less?
- Play Double Compare
- Roll two dice and practice addition and subtraction by adding or subtracting the two numbers.
- Are the equations “true” or “false”? Explain. 3 + 4 + 2 = 4 + 5 5 + 3 = 8 + 1
- Add the following numbers so all numbers will be listed in order from least to greatest. 49, 7, 22, 98, and 3
- Read
*Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday*by Judith Viorst. - Keep track of how you spend $1.00
- Jump rope and count by tens to 100. Try counting backwards.
- Read
*The Button Box*by Margarette Reid. - Find a collection at home and sort it. Compare how many in each category.
- Play a strategy game like Mancala or Connect Four. Would you use the same strategy the next time you play? Why?
- Tell the time that you go to bed to the closest hour or half hour. Draw a picture of the clock’s hands for that hour.
- Blow a marble, a bottle cap and a pencil across a table. Measure using inches or cm how far they go. Which goes the farthest? By how much?
- Today’s number is 18 Make 18 by: adding two numbers, subtracting two numbers, and adding three numbers
- Try a worksheet from this website: http://gregtangmath.com/
- Read
*98, 99…Ready or Not, Here I Come!*by Teddy Slater. - Play hide and go seek counting backwards from different numbers to 100.
- 50 is the answer. What could the question possibly be? Challenge yourself to think of more questions.
- Roll two dice and practice addition and subtraction by adding or subtracting the two numbers.
- Hold an ice cube in your hand. Count by 2ʼs until it melts. Did you count to more or less than 100?
- Using a ruler, find 3 things longer than 12 inches and 3 things shorter than 12 inches.
- Ask 5 people their phone numbers. Add the digits of each phone number together. Whose phone number has the highest value?
- Visit the website www.funbrain.com and do some math. Record what you did.
- Read
*Super Sand Castle Saturday*by Stuart Murphy. - Make a sand castle and describe the 3-D shapes.
- Write down the time you eat dinner to the nearest half hour for each day this week. Ex. 6:30 or 5:00.
- Go to the park and draw the shapes you see. Do you see more rectangles than triangles?
- Read
*The Doorbell Rang*by Pat Hutchins - Make cookies with your family! Can you share them equally? How many are left over?
- In one blow, how many bubbles can you make? What are the most bubbles you can blow at one time? How many blows will it take to get to 100?
- How many different ways can you cut a sandwich into fourths? Try it with real or paper sandwiches.
- Write a story problem to go with 6 + 8.
- Now write a subtraction problem for 14 – 6.
- Play Tens Go Fish.Add up all the pairs. Who has more? How many more?
- Ask 10 people their favorite kind of pizza. Record your data in a chart or graph. Compare the results by looking at how many more like one type of pizza.
- How much do I have if I have 1 quarter, 2 dimes and 1 nickel? Can you show that value with other coins?
- Visit the website www.aplusmath.com and play Hidden Picture in the Game Room.
- Use these numbers in a story problem:18, 9, 9. Ask an adult to solve your story problem.
- Go to the library and read books about money.
- Play Double Compare
- Play Close to 20