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.
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  • 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