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# Activities and Games: Grades 1-3

Here’s a summary of important fundamentals that students need to know by the end of Grade 3:

- Show understanding of and the use of whole numbers to 1000, i.e., 0, 1, 2, 3… 1000
- Count forwards and backwards from 1000
- Use coins and bills to count and make change up to $10
- Add and subtract numbers to 1000
- Recall and use multiplication facts to 7 × 7, and related division facts, e.g., 49 ÷ 7
- Understand the relationship between 1 whole and parts of 1 whole as fractions

**Select any of the following for activities, games, and support with the concepts**

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## Show understanding of and the use of whole numbers to 1000, i.e., 0, 1, 2, 3… 1000

###### Game Web

###### Catch a Bouncing Ball – Representations (Whole Numbers)

Practice representing numbers by dragging a baseball glove to correct numeric value on number line.

###### Game Web

###### Diamond Drop (Whole Numbers)

Practice comparing whole numbers by dragging diamonds to create correct comparison statements. Players select a value range including 0 to 20, 50, 100, 1000.

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###### Representation Match (Whole Numbers)

A matching game pairing combinations of pictures and whole numbers 0 to 5, 0 to 10 or 0 to 20. Play cards face-up or face-down as a memory game.

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###### Street Crossing

Learning estimation skills by rounding 2-digit numbers to the nearest ten.

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###### Matching Games

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, play one of four matching games to build an understanding of equivalence.

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###### Reading, Naming and Counting tasks

Using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards, name the number, count up to the number and/or identify key information about the number.

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###### Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers to 50

Eight activities for comparing and ordering numbers to 50 by determining which one is greater than, less than, or equal to another number.

## Count forwards and backwards from 1000

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###### Nuts Over Numbers

Practice ‘ordinal’ numbers like first, or thirtieth, using a calendar.

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###### What’s My Number: Ten Frame Counting Game

This game provides practice with counting and estimating and uses a ten frame to check estimates.

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###### Shoot and Score

This activity uses a hockey theme to help your child find a missing number on a number line.

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###### Skip Counting

This activity provides practice with skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and counting backwards from 20.

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###### Ordinal Numbers

Practice ordinal numbers, like first, fourth, and twentieth. There are three levels to allow for lots of practice.

## Use coins and bills to count and make change up to $10

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###### Buying Items with Different Money Amounts

Review the value of coins. They will count coins and practice making money amounts in different ways (i.e. make 35 cents two different ways).

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###### Counting Candy

This game requires your child to apply their knowledge of the value of coins and bills to test their knowledge of counting groups of coins and bills.

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###### Let’s Go Shopping

This activity allows your child to shop at a variety of fun stores and practice adding and counting out money amounts using Canadian money.

## Add and subtract numbers to 1000

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###### Catch a Bouncing Ball – Operations (Whole Numbers)

Practise addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Players determine the unknown value and drag the glove to the correct answer on the number line.

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###### Number All-Stars

Figure out combinations of numbers that add up to a target number, using a hockey theme.

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###### One Minute Basketball Drill

Practice addition and subtraction facts while trying to score as many baskets as they can.

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###### Hop to 500

This game provides practice with adding 10 and 100 to reach the target number of 500.

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###### Subtraction Involving Numbers to 10

Five activities to practice subtraction involving numbers to 10.

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###### Subtraction Involving Numbers to 100

Five activities to practice subtraction involving numbers to 100.

## Recall and use multiplication facts to 7 × 7, and related division facts, e.g., 49 ÷ 7

###### Game PDF

###### Robot Rule Game (Linear Growing Patterns)

Determine the Robot’s rule for growing patterns by using input/output pairs.

###### Game Web

###### Catch a Bouncing Ball – Operations

(Whole Numbers)

Practise addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Players determine the unknown value and drag the glove to the correct answer on the number line.

###### Game Web

###### Robot Rule Game (Linear Growing Patterns)

Determine the Robot’s rule for linear growing patterns by using input/output pairs.

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###### Exploring Multiplication

Four activities to explore multiplication as combining groups of equal size.

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###### Situations Involving Multiplication and Division with Products to 50

Eight activities to support learning about situations involving multiplication and division.

## Understand the relationship between 1 whole and parts of 1 whole as fractions

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###### Representing One-Half

These questions allow students to check their understanding of half.

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###### Magnitude Games

Five games that require comparison of two or more quantities using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards.

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###### Matching Games

Four matching games to build an understanding of equivalence using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards.

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###### Fractions Representation Match

Gain knowledge and understanding of fractions through this match game.

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###### Web Card Tasks

Four games that require the player to identify a quantity that is equivalent to, greater than, or less than the number on a card using decimas, fractions and/or whole numbers.

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###### Reading, Naming and Counting tasks

Practice naming a number, counting up to a number, and/or identify key information about a number using decimals, fractions and/or whole number cards.

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###### Representing Tasks

Create representations of the value using decimal, fraction and/or whole number cards.