# We LOVE Math!

### An explanation of Math Centers & Jounrnaling in 1st grade!

## Ms. Oh's First Grade Class

## Math Centers

*The content inside the baskets and folders are changed on a monthly/quarterly basis, according to what the students are learning*

## Mystery Picture - Practicing our Number Sense

One of the centers is finding the mystery picture by coloring by number. Students find and color each number on the 100 and 120 chart to reveal the mystery picture!

## Build, Draw, Write and Add!

Another one of our centers is a building center. Students use 3d shapes combined with their creativity to build anything they want. Then, they draw their creations, write how many shapes they used and add up the total amount of shapes used.

## Place Value Go Fish!

At this center, students practice the numerical form, expanded form and the model form of numbers through a game of Go Fish!

## First in Math using iPads

Using the iPad, students log on to www.firstinmath.com with their own usernames and passwords. Then, for 15-20 minutes, they play math games matched to their assessed skill sets. If they finish a game, they receive a sticker. The student with the most amount of stickers are recognized as the Player of the Day.

## Math Journals

## One Digit? Two Digits? To learn the differences between one digit vs. two digit numbers, students cut, sort and glued numbers into the correct category. Then, they explained what one digit numbers and two digit numbers are made up of. | ## CUBES to Solve Word Problems Students learned about a word problem solving strategy: CUBES. Then, they practiced the skill by solving different addition and subtraction word problems. They glued their work into their math journals for future reference. | ## Adding 3 Whole Numbers Students learned to add 3 whole numbers by first adding the two numbers they are familiar with, in this case, making 10, 7+3. Then, they showed the process of their work to solve for the answer. |

## One Digit? Two Digits?

To learn the differences between one digit vs. two digit numbers, students cut, sort and glued numbers into the correct category. Then, they explained what one digit numbers and two digit numbers are made up of.

## CUBES to Solve Word Problems

Students learned about a word problem solving strategy: CUBES. Then, they practiced the skill by solving different addition and subtraction word problems. They glued their work into their math journals for future reference.