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Here you will find a wide range of free printable Math Games to help your child learn their Math facts at 1st grade level.

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1st Grade Math Learning

At First Grade, children love to play and explore Math with fun Math activities and games. Children will enjoy completing these Math games and worksheets whilst learning at the same time.

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During First Grade, your child's understanding of place value and numbers will grow, so that by the end of First Grade, most children should be able to count, read and write numbers up to 100.

They should know their addition and subtraction facts to 12, and be able to add and subtract numbers up to 100. They can solve addition and subtraction problems with numbers up to 20.

They should also know the values of the U.S. coins: penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar bill, and be able to count amounts of money up to $1 in cents, and $10 in dollars.

These free printable First Grade Math Sheets will help your child to achieve their Elementary Math benchmark set out by Achieve, Inc.

In the UK, 1st Grade is equivalent to Year 2.

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Cool Maths Games

Using these games is a great way to learn Math facts and develop mental calculation skills in a fun and easy way.

Encouraging your child to play math games and puzzles like sodoku and chess will also help develop their logical reasoning.

Using these math games below will help your child to develop their Math fact skills as well as their strategic thinking and memory skills.

All the games below have been put in order, with the easiest game first.

Have fun using these Cool Maths Games for kids...we hope you enjoy them!

First to 100

First to 100 is a snakes-and-ladders type game where you have to move along the board from 1 to 100.

There are lots of special squares which may mean you get a penalty or a bonus depending on the color you land on.

For this game you will need 2 dice, and some counters.

First to 100

Grade: 1st Grade and up
Number of players: 1-4.
Learning skills: Counting up to 100, learning how to use a 100 square, adding up 2 small numbers from 1 to 6.

Classify It! Game #2

Classify It Game #2 is a good game for getting children to develop their understanding of different math vocabulary such as odd and even, equal to, greater/less than and between.

It also helps to develop quick recall of addition facts of 3 small numbers.

Classify It! Game #2

Grade: 1st Grade and up
Number of players: 2-3.
Learning skills: add 3 small numbers; odd and even; greater than and less than.

Empty The Chests

Empty The Chests is a fun strategy game where you have to place coins inside 3 different chests.

Depending on your dice roll, you can remove a coin from one of the chests.

However, some chests are more likely to be rolled than others, so you have to place your coins carefully at the start.

Empty the Chests

Grade: 1st Grade and up
Number of players: 2+.
Learning skills: strategy and luck.

Race to 10

Race to 10 is a simple addition game which involves adding up the numbers on several dice to reach a total.

The aim of the game is to add up the dice correctly and be the first player to reach 10 points.

Race to 10

Grade: 1st Grade and upwards
Number of players: 1-4
Learning: Adding several small numbers together from 1 to 6.

Blast Off!

Blast Off! is a cool Maths game which uses mental calculation skills and rolling dice to make different numbers.

It is suitable for children at 1st Grade, but is also suitable for older children.

For this game you will need 2 dice, and some counters.

Blast Off!

Grade: 1st Grade and upwards
Number of players: 1-2
Learning: adding and subtracting numbers to 6 make a total from 0 to 8.
More able children can also use multiplication and division to make the numbers from 0 to 8.

Race to the Moon

Race to the Moon is a math game designed to improve quick recall of addition and subtraction facts to 10.

For this game, you will need some colored counters for each player.

Race to the Moon

Grade: 1st Grade and upwards
Number of players: 2-3
Learning: adding and subtracting to 10.

Catch the Stars

Catch the Stars is a cool maths game which uses mental calculation skills and rolling dice to make different numbers.

It is similar to the game 'Blast Off!' but with a star theme.
It is suitable for children at 1st Grade, but is also suitable for older children.

For this game you will need 2 dice, and some counters.

Catch the Stars 1-12

Grade: First Grade and upwards
Number of players: 2-3
Learning: using different operations to make numbers to 12 with 2 dice.

Salamander Shoot Out to 12

Salamander Shoot-out is a Math game which uses mental calculation skills and rolling dice to make different numbers.

There is also strategic thinking involved in picking out numbers for your opponent to try to shoot out.

For this game you will need 2 dice, and some counters.

Salamander Shoot Out

Grade: First Grade and upwards
Number of players: 2
Learning skills: using the rolls on the dice, adding and subtracting to make target numbers from 0 to 12; picking 'difficult' numbers for your opponent to shoot out.

Salamander Combine It!

Salamander Combine It! is a place value game that consolidates adding of tens and ones together.

It is a simple game to play, and only required different colored counters.

Score points for each line of 3 counters you make.

Salamander Combine It!

Grade: First Grade and upwards
Number of players: 1-4
Learning skills: place value to 100

Trap the Spiders

Trap the Spiders is a place value game that consolidates adding of tens, fives and ones together.

The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by trapping spiders on their webs.

For this game, you will need a dice and some counters.

Trap the Spiders

Grade: First Grade and upwards
Number of players: 1-4
Learning skills: counting by 10s, 5s and 1s.

Looking for some easier games?

If these games are too challenging, then why not try our selection of Kindergarten math games.

The games in this section are at a simpler level than those on this page.

Looking for some harder math games?

If you are looking for some more challenging math games, why not try our 2nd grade math games.

The games in this section are more challenging than those on this page.

Math Games Using Dice

Using dice is a great way to learn Math facts and develop mental calculation skills in a fun and easy way.

Here you will find some more fun Math games which use dice.

Using these cool maths games will help your child to develop their Math fact skills as well as their strategic thinking and memory skills.

First Grade Math Puzzles

Here you will find a range of printable first grade math puzzles for your child to enjoy.

The puzzles will help your child practice and apply their addition and subtraction facts as well as developing their thinking and reasoning skills in a fun and engaging way.

Using these puzzles will help your child to:

  • learn their addition facts to 12+12;
  • develop thinking and reasoning skills;
  • develop perseverance.

Math Salamanders First Grade Math Games Booklet

Our First Grade Math Games e-booklet contains our entire selection of printable math games for 1st grade.

There are a total of 22 games designed for specially for first graders.

All the games on this page are included, plus many extra games that have been specially created for the booklet.

There is a wide selection of games to develop a range of math concepts from place value to addition and subtraction to strategic thinking.

 

 

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