One math skill I always seem to forget about teaching my first graders is adding three numbers together.
In my state, students are expected to be able to add three numbers together within 20, but I usually just start within 10.  To teach this concept to my class, I simply gathered my students on the classroom carpet and wrote a problem on the board.  I explained that they should add the first two numbers together, and then add on the last number!  We repeated this a few times, and I made sure to have student volunteers help out!
After my students “rated” their understanding of adding three numbers together, I popped this Snow Monster Addition math center under our document camera!
I told my kiddos that they could simply match up the math problems with the answers, or they could make more of a game out of it and play “memory” or “go fish” with them!
Prepping these math puzzles were quick and easy– I’ll I did was print them out on cardstock and then laminate them.  Because it was so simply, I’ll likely send them home with a student who needs extra practice after it’s time to rotate them out of our math station choices.
If you’d like to download a copy of this FREE math center for your child or students, simply hop over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store or click the blue button below!
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