Grade 1 Math Curriculum

Quarterly Overview of Grade 1 Mathematics

The objectives and outcomes for each unit are common across FCPS and based on the Virginia Standards of Learning. The pacing by quarter and by week provides an example of how the curriculum can be organized throughout the year. Teacher teams may adjust the pacing or order of units to best meet the needs of students.

Week 1Week 2Week 3 Week 4Week 5Week 6 Week 7Week 8Week 9

Units and Details

Unit 1: Counting and Number Part 1

Students will:

• Count forward orally by ones to 100, starting at any number between 0 and 100.
• Write the numerals 0 to 100 in sequence and out-of-sequence.
• Count backward orally by ones from 30.
• Count forward orally by ones, fives, and tens to determine the total number of objects to 100.
• Given up to 100 objects, compare two numbers between 0 and 100 represented pictorially or with concrete objects, using the words greater than, less than or equal to.
• Given up to 100 objects, order three or fewer sets from least to greatest and greatest to least.
• Given an ordered set of ten objects and/or pictures, will indicate the ordinal position of each object, first through tenth.
• Given a familiar problem situation involving magnitude, select a reasonable order of magnitude from two given quantities: a one-digit numeral and a two-digit numeral (e.g., 5, 50).
• Given a familiar problem situation involving magnitude explain the reasonableness of the choice.
• Identify, describe, extend, create and transfer growing and repeating patterns (numerical patterns).

Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction Part 1

Students will:

• Recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 10.
• Create and solve single-step story and picture problems using addition and subtraction within 10.
• Demonstrate an understanding of equality through the use of the equal symbol.

Unit 3: Geometry

Students will:

• Identify, trace, describe, and sort plane figures (triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles) according to the number of sides, vertices, and angles.
• Identify and describe representations of circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles in different environments, regardless of orientation, and explain reasoning.
• Sort and classify concrete objects according to one or two attributes.
Identify, describe, extend, create and transfer growing and repeating patterns (geometric patterns).

Unit 4: Counting and Number Part 2

Students will:

• Count forward orally by ones to 110, starting at any number between 0 and 110.
• Write the numerals 0 to 110 in sequence and out-of-sequence.
• Count backward orally by ones when given any number between 1 and 30.
• Count forward orally by ones, twos, fives, and tens to determine the total number of objects to 110.
• Group a collection of up to 110 objects into tens and ones and write the corresponding numeral to develop an understanding of place value.
• Given up to 110 objects, compare two numbers between 0 and 110 represented pictorially or with concrete objects, using the words greater than, less than or equal to.
• Given up to 110 objects, order three or fewer sets from least to greatest and greatest to least.
• Given a familiar problem situation involving magnitude, select a reasonable order of magnitude from three given quantities: a one-digit numeral, a two-digit numeral, and a three-digit numeral (e.g., 5, 50, 500).
• Given a familiar problem situation involving magnitude, explain the reasonableness of the choice.
• Identify, describe, extend, create, and transfer growing and repeating patterns (numerical patterns).

Unit 5: Addition and Subtraction Part 2

Students will:

• Recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 10.
• Demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction within 10.
• Create and solve single-step story and picture problems using addition and subtraction within 10.
• Demonstrate an understanding of equality through the use of the equal symbol.

Unit 6: Fractions

Students will:

• Represent and solve practical problems involving equal sharing with two or four sharers.
• Represent and name fractions for halves and fourths, using models.

Unit 7: Data Analysis

Students will:

• Collect, organize, and represent various forms of data using tables, picture graphs, and object graphs.
• Read and interpret data displayed in tables, picture graphs, and object graphs, using the vocabulary more, less, fewer, greater than, less than, and equal to.

Unit 8: Addition and Subtraction Part 3

Students will:

• Demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction within 10.
• Create and solve single-step story and picture problems using addition and subtraction within 20.
• Demonstrate an understanding of equality through the use of the equal symbol.

Unit 9: Money

Students will:

• Determine the value of a collection of like coins (pennies, nickels, or dimes) whose total value is 100 cents or less.

Unit 10: Measurement

Students will:

• Tell time to the hour and half-hour, using analog and digital clocks.
• Read and interpret a calendar.
• The student will use nonstandard units to measure and compare length, weight, and volume.

Assessments

Student assessments are part of the teaching and learning process.

• Teachers give assessments to students on an ongoing basis to
• Check for understanding
• Gather information about students' knowledge or skills.
• Assessments provide information about a child's development of knowledge and skills that can help families and teachers better plan for next steps in instruction.

For testing questions or additional information about how schools and teachers use test results to support student success, families can contact their children's schools.

In Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), first grade tests focus on basic literacy and numeracy development.