Grade 1 Math at Home
Welcome! We’ll update this page every weekday with a new math activity. Many of the activities will be fun and worthwhile for students of all ages so that you can do them as a family. The following day, we’ll share examples of how other people did the activity so you can check your work and stretch your thinking.
The resources on this page focus on the major work for first grade:
fluency with addition and subtraction facts within 10; doubles through at least 6 + 6
addition and subtraction with teen numbers
adding 10 to make teen numbers (3 + 10 = 13)
subtracting 10 or ones from teen numbers (16 – 6 = 10)
solving story problems that involve adding and subtracting beyond 20
We’ll do a lot of work with shapes and patterns, too!
Math in Our World: The Spice Rack
Do you know what spices are? They add flavor to food. Yum!
I love to use spices when I cook meals at home.
I keep my favorite jars of spices on this spice rack.
Show what is happening using pictures, models, or numbers.
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
What math questions can you ask about this situation? Answer all the questions you can!
How could you get started?
Think about how many jars of spices are on each shelf.
Then think about how many jars there are in all. Combining 2 shelves to make a group of 10 jars might help.
How can you write an equation that matches the situation?
Show your work to someone else. Use numbers and math words to explain your thinking. Did they understand?
Ask whether they have any other questions you can answer!
Find some shelves in your home with spices, cans of food, or other similar objects. Make up your own story problem with the results and share it with us!