Mimosa-Growing with Mathematics Tie-ins

First Grade Focus - Multiple Topics Covered

These math resource links can be included in lesson plans, teacher web pages, etc. to assist students as they explore and learn math concepts. Additional resources will be added as they are reviewed.

General Math

Topics support Mimosa topics.

Scholastic Online Activities
Math Maven Mysteries - students use problem solving and critical thinking skills to solve these mysteries. A nice variety to choose from. Could be used either individually or adapted to group work.

MHSchool.com offers a student activity sheet with an Internet link to answer questions.

Online activities that support 1st grade activities.

Math activities across topics covered in 1st grade.

First Grade Backpack - Math Activities

1. Exploring Mathematics/Reviewing Numbers up to Ten

One False Move
*Sequencing Numbers* - Funbrain.Com offers this game on sequencing numbers from lowest to highest or highest to lowest. There are 3 levels of play.

Math Fact Practice
Learning Planet offers this timed game to practice facts. Has sound and requires shockwave. Choices are addition, subtraction, multiplication & division

Target Practice
Offered by HBSchool, addition and subtraction activities.

Little Animals Activity Centre - Math
Offered by the BBC - practice addition and subtraction online.

4. Addition Fact Strategies - Counting on

5. Investigating Numbers 11 and 12

6. Measurement -Length, Volume, and Weight

Measurement Games
Gamequarium has online activities and games to support students developing measurement skills.

Max's Measuring Mania
Scholastic provides this online activity. Students measure items in their class, record results and return results to Scholastic.

7. The Numbers 13, 14, and 15

8. Investigating 2D and 3D Shapes

Birds Eye View
Learn how pilots use polygons and 2 & 3 dimensional views to fly a helicopter.

Create a Tangram
Find out where Tangrams originate from, and create your own online.

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10. The Numbers 16 and 17

11. The Numbers 18 and 19

Practice your facts up to number 20.

12. Using Money

In this activity, students add pennies and nickels.

Making Change
FunBrain offers this game to practice making change - offers easy, medium, hard levels.

U.S.Treasury Page for Kids
Site provides information on money, online tour and activities.

13. Exploring Equal Groups

14. Visual Representation

Explains the different shapes.

Five in a Row
Practice your facts and work toward getting 5 in a row.

Multiplication - Numbers up to 12
Kidport offers this skills based game.

16. Tens and Ones

Kidport offers this addition game - skills based.

Mini-lesson on Tens and Ones
Provides visual representation.

Online & Printable Activities
Practice facts up to 20, and add two-digit numbers.

18.Investigating Units of Measurement

Choose Units of Measurement, or other categories.

19. Subtraction Sentences

Subtraction Activities & Worksheets
Practice facts up to 20, and subtract 2-digit numbers.

21. Making Equal Groups

22. Subtraction Strategies

Subtracting 2 Digit Numbers to 100
Kidport offers this subtraction game - skills based.

23. Problem Solving with Money

Money Experience for Kids
Three activity choices: Making Change, Spending Money, Piggy Bank Breakin (counting).

Ice Cream Shop
Scholastic offers this online activity and an activity worksheet. Could be used as a group activity.

U.S. Mint for Kids-Money
Various games and activities geared toward elementary level students.

Change Maker
From Funbrain.com

24. Area and Fractions

Visual Fractions
The purpose of this site is to help reduce fraction anxiety (*it has a name -Fractionitis) by providing a visual to understand fractions. Multiple topics regarding fractions are available.

A Tale about Zeke and Zack
A poem and activity page on fractions - offered by Scholastic.

Using Time

Time Experience for Kids

Time for a Crime
Scholastic offers this mystery for students to solve.

Graphing

Graph Activity from Marilyn Burns
Listed on Creative Classroom Online, this lesson links collecting data and graphing.

Skittles Challenge -2002
**This is a collaborative project with participating schools starting January 15, 2002 -March 23, 2002. Each student brings in their own bag of Skittles (red package, original fruit, 2.17 oz size) to divide by color, count and tally on an individual basis. Class compiles results and forwards them to skittles@crossroadsschool.org. Tally forms are available online along with additional activity suggestions.

Create a Graph
Choose a graph type, label & enter data, then click create a Graph. Graphs can be printed or copied into another product.

This resource designed and maintained by:
Susan Herook, Instructional Technology Specialist
(Last Updated April 2004)