First Grade Math
These are four domains that we will cover in math this year:1. Operations and Algebraic Thinking2. Number and Operations in Base Ten3. Measurement and Data4. GeometrySixteen topics (chapters) will be learned under these four domains.
1. Understanding Addition
2. Understanding Subtraction3. Five and Ten Relationships4. Addition and Subtraction Facts to 125. Addition and Subtraction Facts to 206. Subtraction Facts to 207. Counting and Number Patterns to 1208. Tens and Ones9. Comparing and Ordering Numbers to 10010. Adding with Tens and Ones11. Subtraction with Tens and Ones
14. Using Data to Answer Questions
16. Fractions of Shapes
Often the skills are introduced with the use of manipulatives. We have several manipulatives in our class:counting chips, unifix cubes, dice, dominoes, place value blocks (ones, tens, and hundreds), and geometric shapes.Manipulatives make the skill more meaningful because they are tangible. The workbook pages are used to reinforce the skill being taught.
Cooperative learning is often used in math. This also includes children engaged in math centers. Working in pairs or small groups teaches how to share and learn from each other.
We do have math tests at the end of each topic to assess your child’s learning. The tests are sent home to be signed and returned.
The following categories are considered when grading math;
testsclass and cooperative group participationcooperative groups/math centers