Number Order Math Activities for First Grade
Use a permanent marker to write numbers on one side. I chose random numbers between 1-99 so Big Sister could focus on the tens and ones. First graders typically work on numbers up to 120 early in the year, so feel free to make number sticks including hundreds digits as well.
Our second math activity was turning all of the number sticks over. I had Big Sister turn the sticks over one at a time and name the number. She then had to tell me how many tens and how many ones make up the number. This is a good way to work on place value.
Arranging the numbers from greatest to least.
Our third activity used a cup. We put all of the number sticks into the cup, number side down. I had Big Sister draw a stick one at a time and name the number. We then pulled a second number stick and made a greater than/less than statement using the two numbers. (e.g. Four is less than thirty seven).
Let us know if you try any of these activities.
You may also be interested in the first grade math concept, skip counting by 5s.
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