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Math - Topic 16

1st First Grade Math is Setting the Foundation for Learning!!!

Laying a strong foundation: First graders learn about money, time, and measurements -- and that's not all. Here you will find anchor charts, videos, games, and websites that can assist your classroom teaching instruction with your students.

Topic 16

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Here you have the link to log into our enVision Math book. Our book has many resources. It also has an introductory video(known as visual learning) for every lesson. (After log in, go to programs, select book, tools, ACTIVe book, choose your lesson, and finally visual learning).

iPad Apps Available for Extra Practice

App: Money & Change Game HD Lite

Apps can be found in iTunes Store

Fun, Instructional Videos

Links to Videos

Below you will find links to educational videos that may reinforce what students have learned. Videos may have been viewed in class but can also be viewed at home.

Daily Counting Videos

These videos are a great routine to start or wrap up your math lessons. They focus on counting to 100, counting down from 20, and counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s.


"I Want, I Need" (Lyric Video) - The Disclosures - [Financial Education for Kids]
A Story About Saving | Kids & Money | Channel NewsAsia
A Story About Earning | Kids & Money | Channel NewsAsia Connect
A Story About Spending Wisely | Kids & Money | Channel NewsAsia Connect

How Our Economy Works: All About Earning and Spending Money

People work to earn money to satisfy their basic needs and wants. Help students understand the two, as well as the difference between goods and services. Explore a variety of jobs, including production and service workers, and introduce students to banks and the concept of saving money.


The Difference Between Wants and Needs

Two young friends wake up and find themselves on a desert island where the 'Genie of Wise Choices' lives. While there, the genie helps the children understand the importance of making good choices as they are faced with the difficult task of choosing between an essential need or a desired want. Water, food, clothing, shelter, and clean air are all introduced and discussed as your students learn about the difference between a need and a want.


TEKS Covered in Topic 16

By the end of this topic, students will have covered the following TEKS:

1.9 (A) define money earned as income .

(B) identify income as a means of obtaining goods and services, oftentimes making choices between wants and needs.

(C) distinguish between spending and saving

(D) consider charitable giving.


Math TEKS were updated for the 2014-2015 school year. The following TEKS address gaps from the old TEKS to the new TEKS:

1.9 A, B, C, D are all new to first grade

Math Process Standards

The Math Process Standards will be incorporated into instruction throughout the school year:

(1) The student uses mathematical processes to acquire and demonstrate mathematical understanding. The student is expected to:

(A) apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace;

(B) use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution;

(C) select tools, including real objects, manipulatives, paper and pencil, and technology as appropriate, and techniques, including mental math, estimation, and number sense as appropriate, to solve problems;

(D) communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;

(E) create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas;

(F) analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas; and

(G) display, explain, and justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.

Math Lead Team - 1st Grade