Elizabethtown Area School District

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Subject Area Resources
First Grade Mathematics

Subject Area at a Glance

EASD’s elementary mathematics philosophy is that through instruction, differentiation and the use of manipulatives all students can be successful in mathematics and reach their maximum potential.  The curriculum focuses on the 11 strands of standards that describe what students should know and be able to do by the time they exit elementary school, middle school and high school.  Students who demonstrate proficiency of these standards will be able to communicate mathematically and be able to use their knowledge to organize and understand information in other subjects.

Course Information

Units of Study - First Marking Period

Number Sense
  • Making numbers
  • Number relationships
  • Patterns
  • Understanding Addition & Subtraction
Addition and Subtraction Facts
  • Basic addition facts to the sum of 6 with manipulatives.
  • Plane shapes (two dimensions)
  • Solid figures (three dimensions)
  • Symmetry
  • Identify equal parts, halves, thirds and fourths
  • Identify fractions of a set

Units of Study - Second Marking Period

Number Sense and Operations
  • Strategies for addition facts to 12.
  • Counting on, adding in any order, doubles, doubles plus one
  • Strategies for subtraction facts to 12.
  • Counting back, using number lines, doubles to subtract.
  • Fact Families
  • Using related facts, using addition facts to subtract.
  • Counting to 100
  • Skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, counting groups of tens and leftovers, ordering sets
Problem Solving
  • Identify data, question and all parts of a problem
  • Choose the operation to solve addition and subtraction problems
Addition and Subtraction Facts
  • Basic addition and subtraction facts to 12 with manipulatives

Units of Study - Third Marking Period

Place Value
  • Count, read, and write numbers from 1 - 100
  • Tens and ones
  • Comparing and ordering numbers
Problem Solving
  • Use problem solving strategy:  Draw a Picture
  • Identify names and values of pennies, nickels, and dimes
  • Counting collections of coins less than $1.00
  • Compare total values of combinations of coins less than $1.00
Data and Graphs
  • Sort information
  • Make bar graphs
  • Use tally marks

Units of Study - Fourth Marking Period

Addition Fact Strategies from 0-18
  • Doubles and doubles plus and minus one
  • Making ten to add
  • Adding three numbers
Subtraction Fact Strategies from 0-18
  • Using related facts
  • Fact families
  • Using addition to subtract
  • Two digit addition and subtraction
  • Adding and subtracting groups of tens
  • Adding tens to two digit numbers
  • Subtracting tens from two digits
Measurement and Probability
  • Length - estimate, measure, and compare with inches, feet, and centimeters
  • Capacity, weight, temperature - estimate, measure, and compare with standard units
  • Probability - certain, impossible, more likely, less likely
Telling Time
  • Time to the hour
  • Time to the half hour
  • Using time to order events
  • Estimate lengths of time.
  • Read and use a calendar                                             
Two-digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Add groups and subtract groups of 10
  • Add and subtract two-digit numbers
Problem Solving
  • Act out problems by using objects

Instructional Resources
The Elizabethtown Area School District makes use of a variety of instructional resources in the classroom to support student learning. Resources could include text books, subscription-based web programs, etc. The resources listed below are regularly used in the classroom to provided support in the subject area. The websites listed may require a username and password. Your son or daughter was provided this sign-in information by his or her teacher. If your child does not know his or her log in, please check with your child's teacher.

Web Resources
The Elizabethtown Area School District recognizes that the internet can be an outstanding resource for students to access information and reinforce classroom instruction. The links and information contained in this section have been recommended by district faculty and administrators and represent some of the best educational sites for children. The directory of links provided are located outside of the Elizabethtown Area School District website. They are not maintained, owned or updated by the Elizabethtown Area School District. To cancel, use your browser's "Back" button to return to the previous page.

Last Modified on October 22, 2010