Mastering mental math, especially for addition, empowers students to solve mathematical problems efficiently, promotes numerical flexibility, and sharpens critical thinking.

# Supercharging Connect Four: The Engaging ‘Make Ten’ Classroom Activity for Enhancing Number Bonds

As the adage goes, “Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms; it is about understanding.” But let’s face it, math can sometimes be an intimidating subject for students. So, how can we make […]

# 1st Grade Math Game: Are We Related? – Addition and Subtraction Fun!

Today, we’re excited to introduce a new math game that is perfect for 1st grade students – “Are We Related?“. This interactive game is designed to help kids practice their addition and subtraction skills in […]

# Add and Subtract Within 100 with RACE TO 100

Looking for a fun and educational game to help your 1st grader practice math skills? Look no further than RACE TO 100! This printable math game is perfect for 2 to 4 players and is […]

# Let’s Find the 10s {FREE}

You can do this activity with your students at the board or on worksheets.

Provide them with a really long horizontal sum. Something like this:

3 + 11 + 7 + 5 + 5 + 4 + 9 + 1 + 2 + 13 + 8 =

The idea here is to group pairs of numbers into tens or multiples of ten so that they can quickly and easily find the sum using mental math.

# Mental Stretch

Here’s a fun game that you can play with the students in your classroom to get their mental juices going! Begin with a simple whole number like 5. Then start giving the students operations that they should perform in their heads. Use a variety of all four operations and make sure the directions you give will yield whole numbers.