For First Grade students, the standards for Mathematical Practice focus on four crucial areas:
With the help and support of eSpark Learning’s standards-aligned resources, First Grade students will continue to grow their mathematical knowledge developed in the Pre-K and Kindergarten curriculums. First, they’ll expand their skills in addition and subtraction by working with numbers up to 20. They’ll also learn the meaning of the equal sign to construct true or false word problems.
In the second standard, Number and Operations in Base Ten, students will be introduced to the concept of place value and how groups of tens create larger numbers. As they work with larger numbers, they’ll also learn to compare two-digit numbers using the greater than, less than, and equal to signs. From there, first graders will learn to add within 100.
Next, students will expand their knowledge of measurement by comparing the lengths of two different objects with a third. Through this method, they’ll also learn to measure objects without a ruler and calculate lengths using shorter objects. It’s also in this domain students will learn how to tell time to the half hour and hour using both analog and digital clocks.
In the final standard, students will continue to grow their proficiency in geometry. They’ll continue to learn about different shapes and their defining attributes. Using this knowledge, they’ll also begin to draw, build and divide shapes to better understand the concept that smaller shapes can make larger ones, and larger shapes can be deconstructed to form halves, fourths, and quarters.
eSpark Learning supports the entire classroom through this foundational year of learning — helping students learn 1.5 times faster than their peers and giving teachers the confidence to create a standards-aligned curriculum that sets everyone up for success in the years ahead.