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1st Grade Common Core

Teacher Resources

Units of Study

San Diego Unified School District (here's the District's CCSS website--lots of resources!)
 
Georgia Units: (even though the state has actually pulled out of CCSS, the resources they created are AMAZING!  Here's their math website.)
 
North Carolina Unit: (they have a great website for the Public Schools of North Carolina with lots of support resources.)
 
University of Texas Scope: (they have a great website called Mathematics Common Core Toolbox--check it out!)
 
 
EngageNY First grade math resources.  This seems to be everyone's gold standard for CCSS materials.  
 
 
 
 
6th grade  
 
Bridges in Mathematics: (the Bridges in Mathematics website)
 
This is cool:  math standards written in kid-friendly language: (From the Ontario-Montclair School District)
First Grade Math Standards in Kid Friendly Language 
 
First Grade Flipbook (FlipBooks are meant to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. They provide only a sample of instructional strategies and examples.)
 
 
Math Vocabulary from Granite School District in Utah
Vocabulary Cards A-L (thanks, Angie Conner for finding these!)
 
Compare the CCSS to the current state standards: (from Tulare County Office of Ed.  A great website for resources, too!)
Math Standards Comparison: 1st grade 
 
 
Howard County Public School System Common Core Assessments.  VERY well designed assessments for each standard.  Check them out!
 


Videos explaining 1st grade standards from Southeast Comprehensive Center.  Really interesting!
 
"I Can Statements" for each standard from Dr. Bobb Darnell on his website called Achievement Strategies, Inc.  Check them out!  
 
 
 
Got any lessons, resources, websites that you want to share??  Add them to our First Grade Math Dropbox!  Let's help each other out!! 
 
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Activities and Lessons by Strand

(activities listed are from:  Illustrative MathematicsInside Mathematics,  LearnZillion, Howard County Common Core Assessments)
 

Domain:  Operations and Algebraic Thinking 1.OA

Standard A (Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction): 
 
A1 (Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g. by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem):
 
 
 
 
one duck stuck     hungry caterpillar    one hunter    rooster    two
 
Hopping Along the Number Line (go to page 51 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
May/June Calendar Markers (go to page 133 of the PDF)
Introducing Double Flap Books (go to page 187 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
A2 (Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g. by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem):
 
 
 
 
The Frog Jump Game (go to page 51 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Sixes and Sevens, Day 1 (go to page 75 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
Standard B (Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction):
 
B3 (Apply properties of operations a s strategies to add and subtract.  Examples:  if 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known--Cummutative property of addition.  To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12--Associative property of addition):
 
 
 
Sixes and Sevens, Day 2 (go to page 75 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Double Flap Picture Cards (go to page 187 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
B4 (Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem.  For example, subtract 10 - 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8):
 
 
May/June Calendar Markers (go to page 133 of the PDF)
Double Flap Number Cards (go to page 187 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
Standard C (Add and subtract within 20):
 
C5 (Relate counting to addition and subtraction, e.g. by counting on 2 to add 2):
 
 
Adding and Subtracting on the Number Line (go to page 51 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
C6 (Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.  Use strategies such as counting on, making 10, e.g. 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14; decomposing a number leading to a ten, e.g. 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9; using the relationship between addition and subtraction, e.g. knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4; and creating equivalent but easier or known sums, e.g. adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent  6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13)
 
  
 
The Frog Jump Game (go to page 51 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Sixes and Sevens, Day 1 (go to page 75 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
May/June Calendar Markers (go to page 133 of the PDF)
Double Dot Cards (go to page 187 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
Standard D (Work with addition and subtraction equations):
 
D7 (Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false.  For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 - 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2):
 
 
 
Adding and Subtracting on the Number Line (go to page 51 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Sixes and Sevens (go to page 75 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
May/June Calendar Markers (go to page 133 of the PDF)
True or False? (go to page 187 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
D8 (Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers.  For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 + ? = 11, 5 = [] - 3, 6 + 6 = [])
 
 
 
May/June Calendar Markers (go to page 133 of the PDF)
Introducing Double Flap Cards  (go to page 187 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 

Domain:  Number and Operations in Base Ten   1.NBT

Standard A (Extend the counting sequence):
 
 

 
 
A1 (Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120.  In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral):
 
 
 
The Classroom Number Line (go to page 33 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Cube Collections (go to page 97 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Guess My Number (go to page 33 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Button Boxes (go to page 97 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Estimate and Count the Cubes (go to page 33 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Put them In Order (go to page 97 of the PDF, other activities, too!) 
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
Standard B (Understand place value):
 
B2 (Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.  Understand the following as special cases):
 
 
 
 
 
B2a (10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones--called a "ten"):
 
Rainbow Numbers (go to page 33 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Cube Collections (go to page 97 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
B2b (The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones):
 
The Classroom Number Line (go to page 33 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Button Boxes (go to page 97 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
B2c (The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80. 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens and 0 ones):
 
 
 
  
Guess My Number (go to page 33 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Put them In Order (go to page 97 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
B3 (Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols <, =, and >):
 
 
 
Estimate and Count the Cubes (go to page 33 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Cube Collections (go to page 97 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Rainbow Numbers (go to page 33 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
Standard C (Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract):
 
C4 (Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.  Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones, and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten):
 
 
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
C5 (Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used): 
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
C6 (Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. 
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
  
 

Domain:  Measurement and Data   1.MD

Standard A (Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units):
 
 
A1 (Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object):
 
Put Them in Order (go to page 107 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Longer, Shorter, or The Same? (go to page 277 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
 
A2 (Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object-the length unit- end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.  Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.): 
 
 
Put Them in Order (go to page 107 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Measuring Length with Popsicle Sticks (go to page 295 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
Standard B (Tell and write time):
 
 
Put Them in Order (go to page 107 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Measuring Length with Unifix Cubes (go to page 295 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
 
 
 
 
B3 (Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks):
 
The Alarm Clock (go to page 311 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
Standard C (Represent and interpret data):
 
C4 (Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories: ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another): 
 
 
Which Book Shall We Read Tomorrow (go to page 325 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
What's Your Favorite Vegetable? (go to page 325 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 

Domain:  Geometry   1.G 

Standard A (Reason with shapes and their attributes):
 
 
A1 (Distinguish between defining attributes, e.g. triangles are closed and three-sided, versus non-defining attributes, e.g. color, orientation, overall size; build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes):
 
November Calendar Marker (go to page 219 of the PDF)
December Calendar Markers (go to page 227 of the PDF)
January Calendar Markers (go to page 235 of the PDF)
February Calendar Markers (go to page 245 of the PDF)
March Calendar Markers (go to page 255 of the PDF)
April Calendar Markers (go to page 267 of the PDF)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
A2 (Compose two-dimensional shapes-rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles-or three dimensional shapes-cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders- to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape):
 
 
December Calendar Markers (go to page 227 of the PDF)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
  
A3 (Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of.  Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares.  Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares):
 
Sandwich Fractions (go to page 113 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
December Calendar Markers (go to page 227 of the PDF)
Paper Pizzas (go to page 113 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
Fraction Bingo (go to page 113 of the PDF, other activities, too!)
 
Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!
 
 
 
 
Thank you to 4th Grade Loma Portal teacher, Amy Kinseth, for creating this page of Teacher Common Core Materials. Please email her with questions or comments at akinseth.lomaportal@gmail.com.