First grade mathematicians will be working this year on number sense in order to improve their understanding of the relationship between numbers and their ability to do mental math. This guided lesson will help strengthen this important skill with targeted instruction and plenty of real-world practice problems. Once the lesson is finished, you can extend learning with the suggested number sense worksheets.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Counting by 5 Song
DJ Cool Cat is singing all about skip counting today, and he wants your kid to join in on the fun! Help your child practice skip counting on a number line with this counting by 5 song. Early learners will love singing along to this rockin' number jam, and will learn all about the multiples of 5 in the process. Oh yeah!
Skip Counting Game Show

Your kid is the next contestant on the well-loved game show "I Got Your Number!" If she hopes to take home the big prize she'll have to demonstrate her skip counting skills by clicking on the right numbers on the hundreds chart. Skip counting will increase your kid's confidence about number order and promotes addition and subtraction fluency. It's also an important way to prepare kids for learning their times tables.

Speed Counting 20 to 40

Ready for some speed counting? In this fast-paced game your kid will identify the numbers 19 through 41, destroying the boards in numerical order as quickly as she can! After she chops through the first board the clock won't stop until she's destroyed the last board. See how fast your number karate master can make her way through the boards in this exciting number recognition game.

Counting Restaurant Orders

Floyd needs help with the lunchtime rush. Have your kid help him fill as many orders as he can in this number recognition game. She'll have to pick out the plate of food that matches the number on the order, and do it quickly! This game is great for helping your child match up numbers with their corresponding quantities.The more orders she fills, the more happy customers there will be.

Too Many Muggos

Count to 100 with Muggo as he multiplies himself using his latest invention. Kids can practice counting up the Muggos on each page. This story will also help them visualize what the number 100 looks like compared to lesser quantities.

Speed Counting 100 to 120

Chop as fast as you can! In this fast-paced game kids must identify the numbers 100 through 120, speed counting as the timer ticks down. See how fast your child can make her way through the boards in this exciting number recognition game.

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