Grade 1 Math

Course Description

Semester A

During the first semester students will build fluency with basic math facts. They will learn to count to 100, basic addition and subtraction facts, and how to add double-digit numbers. Students will be introduced to such new concepts as word problems, Venn diagrams, and basic geometric concepts.

There is an emphasis on learning practical skills such as reading thermometers, looking at maps, and understanding the value of coins.

Students will have multiple opportunities to practice new skills and knowledge through using integrated online practice problems.

Semester B

During the second semester students will begin counting by twos, fives, and tens. They will learn both vertical addition and subtraction. Students are introduced to multiplication and division and the signs used in those operations. They will also study even and odd numbers.

Students continue their exploration of geometric shapes through drawing and apply what they learn about shapes by sorting various figures in Venn diagrams. They will also use a balance beam to understand the concept of weight – lighter versus heavier.

As in semester A, students will have multiple opportunities to practice new skills and knowledge through using integrated online practice problems.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

1

* Materials

10 blocks or stackable objects
100 Counters (such as beans, pennies, etc.)
30 counters (beans)
Ruler (in inches)
Uncooked rice
Various size containers and bowls (8)
Masking tape (optional)
Coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars)
Optional – Jump rope
Optional – Rhythm instruments (bells, tambourine, sticks, or drum)
Optional – String

Basic School Supplies

First Grade Materials Kit

*Materials listed should be acquired by the student prior to beginning work in the course.

Duration

2 Semesters

Prerequisites

none

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing Skills
  • Email Communication (with assistance of parent or teacher)

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • Counting to 100
  • Counting strategies
  • Addition of three numbers; double digit addition
  • Understanding even and odd numbers
  • Recognizing geometry in daily life
  • Introduction to word problems
  • Introduction to Venn diagrams
  • Elementary probability

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Counting by twos, fives, and tens
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Identifying 2-dimensional shapes
  • Introduction to multiplication
  • Introduction to division
  • Signs used in operations
  • Drawing shapes