Math Sorts for First Grade

About a month or so ago, I created a set of math and grammar sorts for my 2nd graders. I normally use these math sorting activities to complement our BUILD math centers and our Daily 5 stations. A number of teachers have emailed me to ask for the first grade and third grade counterparts. Even though I am not teaching 1st grade any longer, I am pretty familiar with the standards and with what students need to know and be able to do.

What Is Included?

These math sorting activities target almost every  1st grade math standard. There are 4 sections that target operations and algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement, number sense, and place value.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

The math sorting activities in this section focus on addition and subtraction to 20, fact families, part - part- whole relationships, and understanding the equal sign. In most of the sorts, students will have to solve different types of equations and THEN sort between true and false.

All of the sorts are differentiated without watering down the high order thinking skill or the mathematical concept.


I also included a couple of geometry sorts. Students will sort to determine the attributes and non-attributes of 3-D and 2-D shapes, as well as some fraction activities that go very well with our BUILD math centers.


In the measurement section, you will find math sorting activities for standard and non-standard units of measurement, telling time to the hour and half hour, and measurement tools.

Number Sense and Place Value

This is just about my absolute favorite section. #numbersenseismyfavoite
In this section, students will find math sorting activities to practice and review the counting sequence, tens and ones, comparing numbers, place value, ten more -ten less.

These math sorting activities are very easy prep, they will save you tons of time! If you are interested in these math sorting activities, you can find them in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

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