First Grade Math Curriculum! This unit is part of a year-long math curriculum.
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I am beyond THRILLED today to share with you a brand new First Grade Math Curriculum that is designed to make math FUN, hands-on and engaging for First Grade students! If you are looking to get away from the boring box curriculum or even just supplement your current math curriculum, THIS is the Kindergarten Math curriculum for you! You can use the units as a whole math curriculum or as a supplement to any classroom or homeschool math instruction. They can be seamlessly implemented into any math curriculum!
How are the Units Covered?
Each unit will offer two components to help make the math units
meaningful and engaging for whole group, small group or individual lessons. The First Grade Math Units can be a supplemental resource for current math curriculum, or it can be used as a whole math curriculum. The curriculum is designed to give the teacher flexibility and freedom to rearrange the units to fit the needs of his/her students. Since there are so many practice pages and centers in each unit, the teacher can use many of the pages as a spiral review as the year progresses.
Component Number 1
***NO PREP Practice Pages- We all know that kids needs lots of practice to master math concepts and make them concrete. Each First Grade Math Unit will have a variety of fun NO PREP practice/worksheet pages for students to practice, practice, practice! These NO PREP practice pages allow students to master math concepts through cutting and pasting, coloring, dice games and more!
Included in the NO PREP Practice Pages for Unit 6:
*Rules for Measuring
*Nonstandard or Standard Measurement?
*Measure Around the Room
*Counting Bear Measurement
*Nonstandard Measurement: Flowers
*Nonstandard Measurement: Balloons
*Nonstandard Measurement in the Classroom Set 1
*Nonstandard Measurement in the Classroom Set 2
*Measurement with Rulers
*Measurement with Cubes
*Nonstandard Measurement: Cubes
*Measurement: Just Add Cubes
*Measurement: Just Add Paperclips
*Measurement: Measure and Compare Three Objects
*Measurement: Make it True!
*Compare and Order Lengths
*Measurement: Problem Solving
*Measurement Scavenger Hunt (Shorter/Longer than a Book)
*Measurement Scavenger Hunt (Shorter/Longer than a Pencil)
*Measurement Scavenger Hunt (Shorter/Longer than a Desk)
*Measurement Scavenger Hunt (Taller/Shorter than a Tissue Box)
*Measurement Scavenger Hunt (Lighter/Heavier than an apple)
*Measurement Scavenger Hunt (Lighter/Heavier than a box of crayons)
Component Number 2
***Math Centers- Each unit will have a variety of math centers/stations to help students practice and apply skills and strategies taught within the math unit. These math centers are purposeful and help to make each math concept more concrete. Math centers/stations increase student motivation by:
*Providing meaningful learning opportunities
*Allow for differentiation
*Best of all…they make learning math FUN!
Math Centers Included in this Unit
*Center 1: Shortest to Longest - Number the objects from shortest to longest with numbers 1, 2 and 3. Record your answers on the recording sheet.
*Center 2: Number the thermometer degrees from shortest to tallest with numbers 1, 2 and 3. Record your answers on the recording sheet.
*Center 3: Comparing Units-Look at the units of measurement. Read the question and clip the correct answer.
*Center 4: What's the Difference?- Measure each object using unit cubes. Compare the lengths. Color the difference in units on the recording sheet.
*Center 5: Measuring Flower Stems: Measure the stem of each flower using the seed ruler. Record the lengths on the recording sheet and complete the statements.
*Center 6: Nonstandard Measurement- Use unit snap cubes to measure the objects. Record your answers.
*Center 7: Build and Compare it!-Use play dough to make the objects that are listed on the task card. Compare the lengths of the objects and record.
*Center 8: A "MAZING" Measurement- Use the worm units to measure how many are needed to get through the maze. Answer the questions on the recording sheet.
*Center 9: Who's the Tallest?- Pull a task card and the picture cards to match. Read the clues and put the cards in order. On the recording sheet, color the person who is the tallest.
*Center 10: Who Does it Belong to? Measuring Heights- Read the clues on the card to find out who owns each item.
*Center 11:Who Does it Belong to? Measuring Lengths- Read the clues on the card to find out who owns each item.
*Center 12: Scoop and Order- Using a spoon, scoop some unit snap cubes out of a bowl and snap them together. Repeat this two more times. Place them in order from longest to shortest.
*Center 13:Comparing Heights- Line up the animals from shortest to tallest. Answer the questions.
*Center 14: Comparing Lengths- Compare the lengths of the items on the card. Fill in the blanks to make the statements true.
*Center 15: Estimation Station (Paperclips)- Look at the length of the object. Estimate how many more paperclips you would need to measure it.
*Center 16: Estimation Station (Bears)- Look at the length of the object. Estimate how many more bears you would need to measure it
How to Teach the Units
The grade level standards for each practice page and center are clearly indicated on the First Grade Math Standard Sheet. There is no guessing as to what standard is being covered. The best part about these units is that you KNOW for sure that ALL the standards are being covered. This type of resources makes it easy for the teacher to supplement their current math curriculum or implement these units as new curriculum.
This comprehensive and full First Grade math curriculum ensures that all grade level math standards are being covered in a variety of ways! The units allow for critical thinking, use of manipulatives, fun and engaging practice pages, and interactive centers that are sure to keep your students wanting more math!
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