Math Empowers Grade 1
Middletown Township Public Schools
First Grade: Third Trimester: 2017-2018
The school year is quickly wrapping up! In the last trimester, first graders are wrapping up with geometry and working on our BIGGEST IDEAS to get ready for grade 2:
- Place Value/Unitizing (It's more than identifying the tens place and the ones place!)
- Composing Numbers to 10 (And beyond only if they are fluent within 10)
- Using Doubles Facts
- Revisiting Addition & Subtraction Strategies
- Finishing Dreambox lessons to be set up for success in Grade 2
Looking for enriching ways to engage students?
This amazing WODB Resource was added to our Math Instruction Resource Sheet in a few different places... one of which is the new ENRICHMENT tab! On the enrich tab, you will see Interactive Logic Games, Printable Activities and Math Class Warm-Ups. [like WODB, Visual Patterns, Would You Rather and Number Talks]
Newly added to the enrich tab, is this printable Master Enrichment Packet of 60+ pages to be used individually or as 5 page weekly packets for students who could use a challenge! Each includes a Motivating/Growth mindset quote cover sheet and a variety of visual puzzles mixed in with number puzzles and logic and reasoning activities.
Be sure to check out the other new tabs: NUMBERLESS WORD PROBLEMS, FLUENCY RESOURCES and TEACHER PD VIDEOS.
Depth of Knowledge
"5 is the tens! 7 is the ones! That makes 57?" WOOT! WOOT! Only that does not prove understanding. First graders need lots of experiences to prove that 57 ones is the same as 5 tens and 7 ones and different from 7 ones and 5 tens. They need to develop the flexibility to accept 4 tens and 17 ones or 3 tens and 27 ones as 57 also. We need DEEPER UNDERSTANDING to successfully take that same 57 and add or take away tens or ones fluently in second grade.
WHEW! Let's spend our last weeks together building numbers in different ways and comparing them with our neighbors. And let's see where we can dig deeper in first grade!