Learning Math with Digital Games
Do you use technology in your classroom? If you have a computer or tablets, you must try Boom cards. They are self-checking digital task cards that students can play as a whole class or independently. My math Boom cards for first grade are simple and colorful to keep kids engaged so that they can get plenty of math practice while ‘playing’. Read on to learn more about Boom cards.
Why Try Boom Cards?
- It’s interactive and fun.
- It’s no-prep.
- It’s paperless. (Happy Earth!)
- It’s self-checking. (Yes! Kids will get immediate feedback.)
- No more grading! (You will get detailed reports so it’ll be super easy to monitor your students’ progress.)
- It’s easy to access.
- You can utilize it using many different devices.
First Grade Math Boom Cards
My first grade math boom cards are composed of twelve units. Each unit will contain nine decks of digital task cards to provide a great variety of skills within a single unit. There are 24 cards in each deck which means there are 216 cards in each unit.
What is included?
- Unit 1: Number Sense Part 1
- Unit 2: Addition Part 1
- Unit 3: Subtraction Part 1
- Unit 4: Number Sense Part 2
- Unit 5: Place Value
- Unit 6: Geometry and Fractions
- Unit 7: Addition Part 2
- Unit 8: Subtraction Part 2
- Unit 9: Measurement Unit 10: Time
- Unit 11: Money
- Unit 12: Graphing and Data
In the pictures below, you will be able to see the sample cards for each unit. I have linked the pictures to the Boom Learning website, so please click to see more details and play the preview games.
Free Teacher Planner for 1st Grade Math Boom Cards
First Grade Math Boom Cards Free Teacher Planner was created to help teachers organize and keep track of all 108 decks of the First Grade Math Boom Cards series. Each unit page will show 9 decks in my preferred order, but of course, you know what will work best for your students. All of the decks will be linked to the appropriate bundle so that you can check out the previews, and if you already own the file, you can assign/play them. At the end of the planner, you will find a checklist which you can print. I included these pages just for those who also like to have the traditional paper version (I’m one of those people!).
Free Math Boom Cards
If you are new to Boom cards, you can try my freebie and see how it works. It is free to sign up on Boom Learning, and you can pay a small fee if you’d like to have a virtual classroom where you can progress monitor your students. Trust me, differentiation and assessment will become a thousand times easier. Students will have fun learning, and all of the data will be at your fingertips.
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