Students continue to develop their addition and subtraction skills in 1st grade, and in many classes, math tools and manipulatives such as blocks, tiles, and different shapes are used to help students practice using concrete, visible objects. This helps students truly understand the concepts underlying the math they learn. What’s more, students in 1st grade may begin to write about the math they do, answering questions about how they solve problems and understand certain processes.
|To build math skills, your first grader:|
|Adds and subtracts numbers 1-20, solves word problems by using objects, drawings, and traditional equations (with the plus and minus signs).||Adds three numbers that add to a number up to 20.||Compares two 2 digit numbers using the <, >, and = signs.||Breaks up circles and rectangles into two and four equal parts, and understands that the parts are halves, fourths, and quarters, and that smaller parts make up larger ones.||Adds up to 100 using objects and the concept of 10’s.||Understands the definition of and difference between shapes and creates shapes using this knowledge (Learning Mats: Patterns will help with this!).|