With many parents now having to educate their children from home, the demand for educational games is ever-increasing! We understand that having to follow a curriculum can, at times, be tough – especially when your child needs to practice a variety of skills such as in Math. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to tackling 1stgrade math by using interactive games to practice a variety of skills. Browse our collection of games and have loads of fun in the process!  

1. Clock matcher 

Students are asked to match digital clocks to their matching analog clock. Math skills developed in this matching game: telling half-hour time.

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2. Basketball fans delight

Turn addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division into fun activities whilst revising these concepts on an online basketball court!

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3. Shape spotter

Kids practice their shape recognition skills whilst sitting poolside and enjoying this fun game. Review geometric shapes with your young ones whilst on Summer vacation!

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4. Geometry-themed math game

Discover the properties of 3D shapes with the help of a few friendly animals!

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5. Clever Coin counter

Students practice their addition skills in this simple game as they count the value depicted on their card and then place their peg on the answer.

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6. Roll and record

Picture graphs are part of the 1st grade curriculum and should be introduced in a fun, yet simple manner.  The data-related questions that follow are designed to challenge students to accurately answer questions regarding the data captured on their bar graphs.

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7. Grow your garden- The perfect Springtime garden game

Students roll a dice and plant as many flowers as the dice depicts.

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8. Building blocks matching activity 

Paint toy blocks and then race to match the 3D shapes to their outlines. This fun math activity can further be used to teach your student about shapes by attributes.

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9. Subtraction sentences 

This online game allows students to listen to audio as they read. This story-type learning can be used to further develop student progress by assessing their ability to deduce answers from broader contexts.

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10. Picture addition

Students learn to add one-digit numbers together to create two-digit numbers.

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11. Multiplication bingo

Multiply the numbers on the board and look for the answer on the virtual bingo counter.

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12. Monster match

This game required that students match the equation (add/subtract/multiply/divide) to the correct answer.

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13. Balance the scale 

Practice balancing the scale through addition.

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14. Make 10

Place numbers in a Sudoku-like square and ask your learners to add or subtract values to get to 10.

 

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15. Birthday candle counting

Teach your child to count and then decorate their cake. Vary your counting by counting in 1s, 2’s, and 5’s.

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16. Grow your glow worm

Answer equations to help your glow worm grow, crawl along, and avoid enemies as he goes.

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18. Balloon pop subtraction

Pop your balloons by selecting the correct answers.

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19. Time Punch

Choose the correct analog time so that it matches the time depicted on the clock face.

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20. Minus mission

Shoot the slime that matches the answer in the laser before the bubble bursts.

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21. Snakes and ladders

Answer the questions, roll the dice if you are correct and move up a snake.

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22. Fruit weighing game

Answer the question by selecting the right answer. This game is fantastic for introducing students to the metric system.

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23. Tractor multiplication

Play tractor tug of war by answering the multiplication questions that appear on the screen.

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Teaching or reinforcing class content through the use of games has been shown to develop positive attitudes to learning and help facilitate better long-term memory storage. Students learn to activate what they have learned by practicing the concepts and rules of maths in a fun manner. Games in the classroom, or at home, should therefore not be underrated.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do 1st graders make math fun?

Ensure that students are actively participating in hands-on learning. Make use of many visual aids and ensure that lots of games are played.

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