Grade 1 Math 

The primary focal areas on the Texas TEKS in Grade 1 are understanding and applying place value, solving problems involving addition and subtraction, and composing and decomposing two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional solids.



Math Planning


Daily Math.ppt

This presentation is  for teachers to use for Calendar Math.  The number to use for the presentation is the date.  For example, on Feb. 6th, use 6.  Use the whole presentation or just parts to fit into your schedule or instructional topic.  

After the students become familiar with Daily Math, try to have students work in pairs to do one part of the Daily Math and present it to their classmates.

Math Centers

 I set up the following math centers so that students can work in small groups: 1)Geometric Constructions:  Students use pattern blocks, geoboards, Legos, tangrams, or similar materials to construct patterns or building.  They then make a representation by drawing or using precut shapes.  Students are representing two- and three-dimensional shapes. 2)Operations: At the beginning of the year, students use a "frame" to write their own word problems.  Students glue the word problem in their Math Journal and solve the problem.  Several students will be choosen to share their work at the end of class. 3) Teacher: I am not a center until the other centers are running smoothly.  Later I might pull ability groups or work on a new skill.  4) Explorations/Money/Representing Data: This is a flexible center.  The students might be involved in unstructured explorations of math materials that will be used in later lessons such as base 10 blocks or geoblocks.  Another time, there might be a survey to complete or a money activity could be here. 5) Worksheets: These could be teacher-made sheets or they might be Envisions pages.  6) Partner Games: Students work with a Learning Buddy on a math game.  7) Computer: Students use the Student Math activities on this web page that focus on the instructional skill. 


Math Lesson Plans 





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Math Resources 

Mathematics Standards in the Classroom

by Dana Center

Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics            

Grade K-3 by Van de Walle

Hands-On-Standards 1-2 By ETA

Math By All Means: Geometry Grade 2 By Chris Confer (Marilyn Burns Replacement Unit)

Making Sense: Teaching and Learning Mathematics With Understanding By James Hiebert, etc.                     

"I Can" Awards



Students are assessed on the skills needed in math.  If the skill is mastered, the students receives an "I Can" which is taped to the front of the math journal.  Students who did not master the skill are pulled once a week for reinforcement lessons and retested.  The hope is for all students to master the skills.

This is a good way to sort the students.  Those with the most "I Cans" are your advanced students.  Those with the least are your students who need extra time.

The "I Cans" used in class so far are:

Fact Families- Students have to complete 4 fact families when given the numbers.

Skip Counting- Students skip count by 10's, 5's, and 2's.

Time- Students tell time to the hour and half hour.

Tally Marks- Given 4 numbers, the students must make the corresponding tally marks.

Place Value- Students write the numerals to go with the base 10 representations.

Money- Students determine the value of 5 groups of coins.