Number Corner Resource & Tech Links – Grade 1

The following resources extend beyond the current Bridges program and complement specific months of Number Corner. These resources may be used to provide students additional challenge or support or teachers may decide to share some of them with families so students can review content at home.

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September

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Smart Board Files - electronic white board display files contributed by Bridges teachers. Any, as needed Smart Board Files   Available for Units 1-6 and Number Corner in Grade 1.
Money, Money, Money! - YouTube video/song identifies each coin and its value. Monday's Money Video Money  
Show Me the Money - YouTube video/song identifies coins and values (including coin equivalents). Monday's Money Video Money Structured so students could hold up or point to coins during song.
How Much is the Coin Worth? - view a coin and identify its value. Audio option. Monday's Money Activity Money Set up like a quiz. Shows the problems attempted and time elapsed.
Fill the Digits on the Clock - place the numbers in the correct place on the clock face. TESiboard. Tuesday's Time Activity Time  
Hip Hop Around the Clock - YouTube video/song identifies time to the hour. Tuesday's Time Video Time See a list of more time activities here.
Snapdragon Tell the Time - use arrows to move clock hands in one hour increments to match the given time in words. "Set clock to six o'clock." Tuesday's Time Activity Time Teacher could read time and have students determine time on clock and how far to move clock hands.
Class Clock - a clock tool for teaching time. Display for whole class instruction. Tuesday's Time Activity Time Display analog or digital clocks. Advance clock hands by increments of: 1, 5, 10, 15, 30 minutes or 1 hour. Could be used as another way to show what's happening on the bean clock.
MathTappers: Find Sums - a simple, free game designed to help learners make sense of addition. Uses ten frames. Wednesday's Workout iApp Addition Encourages players to develop efficient strategies and increase their fluency. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Read more about MathTappers.
Pictorial Symbols & Patterns - click on the figure that comes next in the series of pattern blocks, then select the matching letter pattern (AB, ABC, ABBC.) Thursday's Thinking Activity Pattern Could be used as a quick, transitional whole group activity after students gain experience with pattern block sequences.
On the Stairs - mice count their way up the steps with ordinal numbers. Supplement A1, Activity 1 Book Counting - Ordinal Numbers  
Ten Little Caterpillars - count ten caterpillars using ordinal numbers. Supplement A1, Activity 1 Book Counting - Ordinal Numbers Another fabulous book by Bill Martin Jr. and Lois Ehlert.
Wash Line 1 - hang shirts on the line using correct ordinal number order. Supplement A1, Activity 1 Activity Counting - Ordinal Numbers  

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October

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Premade Calendar Markers - premade calendar markers for October. See Set C2.

Calendar Grid
Supplement C2

Print Resource Position, Patterns See additional information. Set C2 is not used with the CCSS Pacing Guide.
All About Where - look at Tana Hoban's photographs while considering a list of positional words: above, behind, under, against, through, beside, etc. Calendar Grid
Supplement C2
Book Position Look for this out-of-print book at your library.
Naming Positions: The Picnic - choose positional word to fit a picture and complete a sentence. Also see Naming Positions: The Tree and Woodland Disco. TESiboard. Calendar Grid
Supplement C2
Activity Position Click on words to hear audio. Sentence is read aloud when complete. Also see Position Them: The Picnic & Position Them: The Tree to move creature into position requested in sentence. Audio support.
Snapdragon Tell the Time - use arrows to move clock hands in one hour increments to match the given time in words. "Set clock to six o'clock." Tuesday's Time Activity Time Could be used as a quick transition activity after students experience "A Matching Game." Format is presented in a similar way. See other time activities in September.
Fact Strategies Button Chart - model of what one first grade teacher did with an addition chart. Wednesday's Workout Activity Addition Fact Strategies Teacher contribution. Helpful for working with doubles and neighbors.
Bridge Doubles - simple game in which player doubles a number to complete a bridge, allowing a car to drive over. Wednesday's Workout Game Addition - Doubles Takes player straight through doubling  numbers 1-10, then starts again with 1. Provides additional practice with doubles.
I Can Write My Numbers - YouTube song/video with poems describing how to write numbers. Wednesday's Workout Video Writing Numbers  
Compare Numbers: Between - identify numbers which fit the given criteria. Suggested for use as a class game with teams. TESiboard. Supplement A1, Activity 2 Game Compare Numbers Also see Compare Numbers: Larger Than and Compare Numbers: Smaller Than. Could be an interesting extension to "Guess My Number."

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November

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Premade Calendar Markers - optional premade calendar markers for November. Calendar Grid Supplement C3 Print Resource 2-D Shapes See additional information.
2-D Shape Books - Shapes, Shapes, Shapes (Hoban), So Many Circles, So Many Squares (Hoban), The Greedy Triangle (Burns). Calendar Grid Supplement C3 Book 2-D Shapes Optional extensions to read aloud throughout the month. See additional shape books on the Virtual Bookshelf and shape activities in Unit 5.
Shape Curtain - a shape is hidden behind the curtain. As the curtain is drawn, try to be the first to guess the shape. TESiboard. Calendar Grid Supplement C3 Activity 2-D Shapes Great whole group activity. 6 shapes: triangle, rectangle, square, circle, pentagon, hexagon.
Stop the Clock 1 - telling time to 1/2 hour intervals. Drag 5 digital times to correct analog clock. Tuesday's Time Game Time - half hour Provides additional practice in telling time to the half hour.
Hickory Dickory - set correct time before mouse runs down clock. Choose from hour or half hour intervals. TESiboard. Tuesday's Time Game Time See other time activities in September.
Partitioning Numbers - view a visual model of tens and units and click on the number represented. Wednesday's Workout Activity Place Value, Counting by 10's & 1's Refer to "Place Value" activities in Unit 5 for additional practice in counting by 10's & 1's.
Compare Numbers: Between - identify numbers which fit the given criteria. Suggested for use as a class game with teams. TESiboard. Supplement A1, Activity 2 Game Compare Numbers Also see Compare Numbers: Larger Than and Compare Numbers: Smaller Than. Could be an interesting extension to "Guess My Number."
Greater Than/Less Than Whiteboard Tool - blog entry describes how to make a < = > tool for whole group instruction. Supplement A1, Activity 2 Teaching Tool Compare Numbers Use on whiteboard or during circle time with larger manipulatives.
Number Eating Alligator Song - alligator eats the greatest number in this YouTube video. Supplement A1, Activity 2 Video Compare Numbers Suggested by a Bridges teacher.
Balloon Pop Comparison - pop the balloon to match a statement, either "greater number" or "lesser number." Supplement A1, Activity 2 Game Compare Numbers Site contains ads. Audio instructions. Fun whole group activity. Also see alternate version with 3 balloons.
Compare Numbers - compare numbers and place the correct sign between them. Supplement A1, Activity 2 Game Compare Numbers Three levels: numbers to 100, 1,000, 10,000.
Comparing Number Values - compare numbers with <, >, = signs. Supplement A1, Activity 2 Game Compare Numbers Three levels of play.
Raceway Number Values - compare numbers with <, >, = signs. Supplement A1, Activity 2 Game Compare Numbers Two levels of play.

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December

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Premade Calendar Markers - optional premade calendar markers for December. Calendar Grid Supplement C4 Print Resource Symmetry See additional information.
Placing a Line of Symmetry - place a line on a shape to show line of symmetry. Save the picture, then try to find another line of symmetry. Print the results, if desired. TESiboard. Calendar Grid Supplement C4 Activity Symmetry Natural extension to C4, December Calendar Pattern. Allows students to virtually explore lines of symmetry in a variety of shapes. Could be used during whole group exploration.
Count Pennies, Nickels, and Dimes - add the value of a coin collection and type in answer. Audio option. Monday's Money Activity Money Set up like a quiz. Shows the problems attempted and time elapsed.
Estimate & Count Marbles - students get a quick glimpse of marbles in a bowl. The marbles disappear, students estimate, and the marbles reappear so they can be moved and counted. TESiboard. Thursday's Thinking Activity Estimation For whole group exploration. Use on IWB or on computer/projector. Also try Bee Counting.

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January

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Premade Calendar Markers - optional premade calendar markers for January. Calendar Grid Supplement C5 Print Resource 3-D Shapes See additional information.
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders & Spheres - view Tana Hoban's photos of 3-D Shapes in everyday life. Calendar Grid Supplement C5 Book 3-D Shapes  
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes - while piloting his spaceship, Captain Invincible encounters 3-D shapes, including cubes, cylinders and pyramids. Calendar Grid Supplement C5 Book 3-D Shapes  
3D Shapes Rap! - rap includes four shapes--sphere, cylinder, cube and cone--with many, many "real world" examples pictured. Calendar Grid Supplement C5 Video 3-D Shapes Catchy review of 3-D shape names.
How Many Now? - set the numbers of crayons in a box. Decide how many to add to the box. Can you determine the total without counting one-by-one? TESiboard. Thursday's Thinking Activity Addition Teacher tool uses a visual model (crayons) to explore addition strategies during whole group work.
MathTappers: Find Sums - a simple, free game designed to help learners make sense of addition. Uses ten frames. Thursday's Thinking iApp Addition Encourages players to develop efficient strategies and increase their fluency. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Read more about MathTappers.
Bridge Doubles - simple game in which player doubles a number to complete a bridge, allowing a car to drive over. Thursday's Thinking Game Addition - Doubles Takes player straight through doubling  numbers 1-10, then starts again with 1. Other, more difficult doubles/neighbors games: Dinosaur Dentist, Robin Hood Archery Doubles, Ann & Addem's Dartboard Game.

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February

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Premade Calendar Markers - optional premade calendar markers for February. Calendar Grid Supplement C6 Print Resource 2-D Shapes See additional information.
Shape Labels - label a variety of shape cards with names and other attributes. Sort. TESiboard. Calendar Grid Supplement C6 Activity 2-D Shapes Use as a whole group activity unless students are proficient with reading and typing.
Shape Sorting Game - sort shapes using different criteria. TESiboard. Calendar Grid Supplement C6 Activity 2-D Shapes Best done as a whole group activity unless students can read attribute words.
2-D Shape Pictures - listen to directions and color a picture comprised of 2-D shapes. Player is asked to click on certain shapes or on figures with given attributes. Calendar Grid Supplement C6 Activity 2-D Shapes Audio directions.
Shapes/Geometry - complete puzzles by recognizing similarities and differences in shapes. Calendar Grid Supplement C6 Game 2-D Shapes Audio directions for non-readers.
Shifting Shapes - a simple 2-D shape is hidden on the screen. Use a small window to look at parts of the shape. Can you guess what it is? Also see Guess the Hidden Shape (TESiboard.) Calendar Grid Supplement C6 Activity 2-D Shapes Challenge. Shapes are simple: triangle, square, rectangle, circle. Eye icon shows you the shape. The star and circle icons are windows. Use blue arrows to make your windows bigger or smaller.
2D Shapes I Know - rap includes four shapes--circle, triangle, square, rectange--with many, many "real world" examples pictured. YouTube. Calendar Grid Supplement C6 Video 2-D Shapes See related blog entry.
Speedy Pictures - add numbers on a 10 or 20 bead Rekenrek. Adjust the viewing time as needed. Wednesday's Workout Game Addition Since the pictures are only shown for a short time, students must use addition strategies to add the beads.
Estimate & Count Marbles - students get a quick glimpse of marbles in a bowl. The marbles disappear, students estimate, and the marbles reappear so they can be moved and counted. TESiboard. Supplement A1, Activity 3 Activity Estimation For whole group instruction. Use on IWB or on computer/projector. Also try Bee Counting. Supplement A1, Activity 3, replaces Wednesday Challenges 1-4 if using the CCSS Pacing Guide.
Bridge Doubles - simple game in which player doubles a number to complete a bridge, allowing a car to drive over. Wednesday's Workout Game Addition - Doubles Takes player straight through doubling  numbers 1-10, then starts again with 1. Other, more difficult doubles/neighbors games: Dinosaur Dentist, Robin Hood Archery Doubles, Ann & Addem's Dartboard Game.
Whack a Mole - click on the mole that shows each subsequent number in a counting pattern. Thursday's Thinking Game Addition Game can be set for any start number and any counting-by sequence. Could be used to practice adding one & two more like Challenge 3 & 4.

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March

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Premade Calendar Markers - optional premade calendar markers for March. Calendar Grid Supplement C7 Print Resource 3-D Shapes See additional information. See January for additional resources with 3-D shapes.
Count Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters - count mixed collections of coins. Audio option. Monday's Money Activity Money Set up like a quiz. Shows the problems attempted and time elapsed.
Stop the Clock 1 - telling time to 1/2 hour intervals. Drag 5 digital times to correct analog clock. Tuesday's Time Game Time - half hour  
Hickory Dickory - set correct time before mouse runs down clock. Choose from hour or half hour intervals. TESiboard. Tuesday's Time Game Time See other time activities in September.
Counting by 2's - YouTube song counts by 2, first to 50, then to 100. Tuesday's Temperature Video Count by 2's  
Fish Counting - count by 2's to select the fish that comes next. Tuesday's Temperature Game Count by 2's  
Counting With a Leprechaun - count by 1's to 20, 2's to 30, 5's to 200, and 10's to 100. Tuesday's Time & Temp Video Count by 2's, 5's & more Great St. Patrick's Day song.
Math Lines  - The player races to pair numbers that add up to 10. Before students play, review the pairs of numbers that add up to 10. Wednesday's Workout Game Addition - Make 10 Site contains advertising. Fun game.  Or select this version of Math Lines and choose your own target number.
Bonds of Ten - Set a whale free by adding pipe sections with numbers to make ten. Wednesday's Workout Game Addition - Make 10  
Catch Ten - help a bear catch the base ten blocks that add up to ten. Wednesday's Workout Game Addition - Make 10  
Butterfly Ten Frame - count the number of butterflies. Identify how many flew away (from the ten frame) and how many are left. Wednesday's Workout Game Addition & Subtraction - Make 10  
100 Hunt - hurry to locate a target number on a hundreds grid. Timed. Thursday's Thinking Game Number Patterns Instructions suggest using the game with two players with fastest player winning each round. Nice challenge.
100 Number Grid - player has 2 chances to find a given number while looking at a blank 100s grid . Thursday's Thinking Game Number Patterns Oral instructions for nonreaders. Site contains ads.

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April

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Premade Calendar Markers - optional premade calendar markers for April. Calendar Grid Supplement C8 Print Resource Congruent Shapes See additional information.
Equivalent Coins - look at a set of coins and choose the group of coins that shows the same amount. Monday's Money Activity Money Set up like a quiz. Shows the problems attempted and time elapsed.
Pictograms - create virtual bar graphs for Eye Color and Favorite Snacks with your class. TESiboard. Supplement E1 Activity Bar Graphs Set E1 Activities 1 & 2, along with Activity 4 from Set A1, replace Tuesday Challenges in the CCSS Pacing Guide for Unit 6.
100 Hunt - hurry to locate a target number on a hundreds grid. Timed. Supplement A1 Game Number Patterns Instructions suggest using the game with two players with fastest player winning each round. Nice challenge. Set E1 Activities 1 & 2, along with Activity 4 from Set A1, replace Tuesday Challenges in the CCSS Pacing Guide for Unit 6.
100 Number Grid - player has 2 chances to find a given number while looking at a blank 100's grid . Supplement A1 Game Number Patterns Oral instructions for nonreaders. Site contains ads.
Bridge Doubles - simple game in which player doubles a number to complete a bridge, allowing a car to drive over. Wednesday's Workout Game Doubles & Neighbors Takes player straight through doubling  numbers 1-10, then starts again with 1. Other, more difficult doubles/neighbors games: Dinosaur Dentist, Robin Hood Archery Doubles, Ann & Addem's Dartboard Game.
Octopus - click on the shell that shows 10 more than the given number. Thursday's Thinking Game Add 10  

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May

Link Session Type Math Topic Notes
Premade Calendar Markers - optional premade calendar markers for May. Calendar Grid Supplement A9 Print Resource Equations, Story Problems  
Missing Number - fill in the missing addend in a number sentence. Choose the target number. TESiboard. Calendar Grid Supplement A9 Game Addition with Unknowns Timed, 60 seconds.
Compare Money Amounts - look at two sets of coins and determine which has the greater value. Monday's Money Activity Money Set up like a quiz. Shows the problems attempted and time elapsed.
Stop the Clock 2 - telling time to 15 minute intervals. Tuesday's Time Game Time Drag 5 digital times to correct analog clock.
Months of the Year - place the months of the year in order on a timeline and hear the months named in that order. TESiboard. Tuesday's Time Activity Time

Nice activity to go with Tuesday's Time Challenge 4: naming, reading, and ordering the months of the year.

Calculating Stories: Counting On - create picture problems. In this case, use the pictures to explore growing patterns. TESiboard. Wednesday's Workout Activity Exploring Growing Patterns Use the pictures to count by 2's as you add more people to the picture. "Two people, how many legs? Three people, how many legs?" Animate the picture and count the total.
Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks - humorous text explains the concept of time, from seconds to hours on both analog and digital clocks, from years to millennia on the calendar. Supplement D7 Book Time Supplement D7 replaces the first three Tuesday Challenges in the CCSS Pacing Guide. See other time activities in September and November.