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Practicing concepts at home is very important. Here are some great concepts to practice:
  • Add and subtract within 20.
  • Work with money by identifying and counting coins.
  • Make up simple addition or subtraction math stories for your child to solve. For example, "Sam had 3 cookies and his mom gave him 2 more. How many does he have now?" Adjust the numbers to your child's needs.
  • Practice identifying numbers.
  • Count to 120 starting with any number.
  • Practice telling time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

(Based on the Common Core Standards)

Some family games that use math skills:
  • Dice, cards, and board games can help your child learn addition combinations.
  • Dominoes help students practice recognizing groups of dots as numbers (subitizing).
  • The card game “War” helps kids recognize which number is greater and which is less.
  • Yahtzee
  • Mancala
  • Uno helps with number identification
  • Any game that includes counting board steps, such as Candy Land.

(Many of these suggestions came from: http://www.dreambox.com/parent-tips-first-grade.)