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Mathematics Lesson Plans for First Grade

Mathematics Lesson Plans for First Grade

Let’s Read English math curriculum is offered for students in preschool to twelfth grade. Parents can view subjects covered in the curriculum, such as discerning even and odds, presenting fractions, resolving basic addition and subtraction problems, and more.

The complete lesson plans outlined below present a detailed list of the first-grade mathematics curriculum from Let’s Read English.

Members frequently use this article as a resource for more thorough planning as a guide to help them choose particular activities by using the activity finder or differentiate our curriculum with state standards and homeschooling laws.

Teacher teaching mathematics to school kids in classroom

What Is Included In The Lesson Plan of Let's Read English?

Students who signed up for first-grade mathematics program from Let’s Read English will get access to both kindergarten and second-grade lessons as part of their memberships. It allows them to study or review at their own pace.

  1. Comprehensive mathematics curriculum for first grade consists of 18 chapters, over 236 activities, worksheets, ad quizzes. Check out our free printable first-grade math worksheet to share with your students.
  2. Chapter lessons with thorough descriptions of content are included.
  3. Several types of activity to promote skill mastery such as non-scored activities, quizzes, and printable quiz answer keys.
  4. Lesson worksheets and answer keys that cover the materials presented.
  5. Accessible to extra chapters within every subject.
  6. Students will get involved in learning mathematics fundamentals with LREMathFacts which uses interesting games.

Mathematics Lesson Plans – First Grade Curriculum

Total Activities: 211

Chapter 1: “Number Sense”

Read whole numbers up to 100. Use one-to-one correspondence to count objects up to 100.

Compare and order whole numbers up to 100 by understanding the concepts of greater than, less than, and equality.

Match ordinal numbers with an ordered set of up to ten items. Identify first, second, and third by name.

Count forward and backward by ones and count forward by tens from any number less than 100.

Identify the place value of a digit in whole numbers to 100. Identify the value of digits up to the hundreds place.

Group objects by tens and ones. Compare and order whole numbers up to 100 using place value.

Count forward by twos and fives up to 50.

Model and identify even and odd numbers.

Chapter Test: Number Sense

Chapter 2: “Fractions”

Identify equal and unequal parts of wholes.

Identify and demonstrate fractions (1/2, 1/4) as parts of whole and parts of a set using concrete materials and drawings.

Identify and demonstrate thirds and 1/3 of wholes using concrete materials and objects.

Identify equivalent fractional parts as a whole.

Chapter Test: Fractions

Chapter 3: “Operations”

Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of addition and subtraction by using language such as put together, take away, increase, decrease, compare, and find the difference. Relate informal language to mathematical language and symbols.

When given any number up to 100, identify one more than, one less than, 10 more than, and 10 less than.

Using diagrams and/or numerical expressions, represent equivalent forms of the same number up to 12.

Solve one-digit addition problems.

Solve one-digit subtraction problems.

Find the sum of three one-digit numbers.

Solve two-digit addition problems.

Explain the meaning of zero and its function as a placeholder. Explore adding and subtracting zero.

Solve for basic addition and subtraction facts by using strategies such as counting on, counting back, doubling, doubling plus one, and making ten.

Solve addition and subtraction one-digit word problems by selecting the proper operation.

Choose an appropriate method, such as using concrete materials, mental math, or paper and pencil to solve real-world addition and subtraction problems.

Use the appropriate language of estimation such as about, near, closer to, and between to identify and describe numbers in real-world situations.

Estimate reasonable answers to compare amounts, count objects, and solve basic facts.

Chapter Test: Operations

Chapter 4: “Money”

Identify and name the values of coins (penny, nickel, dime) and show different combinations of coins that equal the same value, up to 75¢. Recognize and use the cents sign.

Identify and count money to equal an amount using the fewest coins.

Identify and count money to equal an amount using the fewest coins.

Solve simple addition and subtraction problems involving the use of pennies, nickels, and dimes up to 50¢.

Chapter Test: Money

Chapter 5: “Patterns”

Sort and classify objects by one attribute.

Sort and classify objects by two or more attributes.

Justify rules for sorting and classifying.

Use one attribute to create a pattern. Identify errors in repeating patterns.

Classify, describe, and extend patterns of objects using a wide variety of attributes (i.e., size, shape, color).

Predict and extend pictorial patterns. Identify and generate patterns in number pairs by adding to a T-chart.

Explore and create repeating patterns and growing patterns and generate rule for such patterns.

Explore patterns of numbers on a hundreds chart.

Use patterns to skip count by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100. Understand and identify odd and even numbers.

Predict and extend existing numerical patterns using addition.

Chapter Test: Patterns

Chapter 6: “Algebra”

Use the Commutative Property of Addition in solving problems.

Using objects and pictures, model situations that involve the addition and subtraction of whole numbers.

Identify fact families by understanding the patterns in related addition and subtraction sentences.

Using objects, create models that represent a variety of number sentences including the missing addend.
Use concrete objects and pictorial representations to explore equalities and inequalities.

Use concrete objects to solve number sentences with equalities and inequalities using the symbols <, =, >.

Solve addition and subtraction problems with an unknown number represented by a geometric shape.

Chapter Test: Algebra

Chapter 7: “Shapes”

Compare plane figures based on their straight and curved lines.

Identify open and closed figures.

Identify circles, triangles, and rectangles (including squares), and describe the shape of balls, boxes, cans, and cones. Sort shapes by attributes (sides, curves, corners).

Recognize plane shapes such as hexagons, trapezoids, and rhombi.
Describe and compare attributes (sides, vertices, angles) of two-dimensional shapes.

Recognize solid shapes such as spheres, cylinders, cones, and cubes.

Describe and compare attributes (edges, vertices, faces) of three-dimensional shapes.

Identify congruent two- and three-dimensional shapes.

Chapter Test: Shapes

Chapter 8: “Positions”

Describe relative positions of objects or shapes using words such as top, middle, on, inside, and outside.

Interpret directional words such as left, right, up, and down.

Identify, locate, and move objects according to positional words such as to the left, above, and behind.

Locate, plot, and identify known and unknown numbers on a number line from 0 to 20 by ones and from 1 to 100 by tens.

Chapter Test: Positions

Chapter 9: “Using Shapes”

Identify slides and turns with objects.

Identify matching pairs of congruent figures that have been turned or flipped.

Identify lines of symmetry in two-dimensional shapes.

Chapter Test: Using Shapes

Chapter 10: “Spatial Sense”

Create two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes using other shapes (e.g., two squares make a rectangle).

Recognize two- and three-dimensional shapes from various perspectives.

Compare perimeter and area of two-dimensional shapes in terms of less than, equal to, or greater than.

Recognize geometric shapes in the environment.

Use pattern blocks to form shapes. Identify combined shapes in nature, art, and architecture.

Chapter Test: Spatial Sense

Chapter 11: “Time”

Identify the names of the week and months of the year using a calendar.

Identify the keywords that name the passage of time such as yesterday, afternoon, night, and day.

Identify tools for measuring time such as clocks and calendars and name parts of each tool.

Tell time on analog and digital clocks to hour and half hour, and relate time events using shorter/longer.

Tell time on analog and digital clocks to hour and half hour, and relate time events using shorter/longer.
Solve simple real-world problems involving elapsed time to the hour and half hour and minutes.

Chapter Test: Time

Chapter 12: “Length”

Use nonstandard units to estimate and measure lengths.

Compare the length of two or more objects by using direct comparison or by using nonstandard units.

Use customary units to measure, compare, and order objects according to lengths, in inches and feet.

Choose the appropriate unit and tool to measure length.

Use metric units to measure, compare, and order objects according to lengths.

Chapter Test: Length

Chapter 13: “Weight”

Use nonstandard units to estimate and measure weights.

Compare the weight of two or more objects by using direct comparison or by using nonstandard units.

Compare the weight of two or more objects using customary units and identify the tools for measuring weight.

Use metric units to measure, compare, and order objects according to weights.

Chapter Test: Weight

Chapter 14: “Capacity”

Use nonstandard units to estimate and measure capacity.

Compare the capacity of two or more containers using direct comparison.

Compare the capacity (in cups, pints, and quarts) of two or more containers. Identify the tools for measuring capacity.

Use metric units to measure, compare, and order objects according to capacity.

Chapter Test: Capacity

Chapter 15: “Temperature”

Using a Fahrenheit thermometer, tell temperature to the nearest 10 degrees. Match temperature in degrees Fahrenheit to the feeling outside of a warm or cold day.

Compare temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit of two or more objects. Identify tools for measuring temperature.

Chapter Test: Temperature

Chapter 16: “Graphing”

Sort objects into categories and create a tally table.

Organize and record data in pictographs.
Organize and record data in bar graphs.

Chapter Test: Graphing

Chapter 17: “Using Data”

Interpret data and explore range and mode in simple graphs.

Use data to make predictions about events or situations.

Chapter Test: Using Data

Chapter 18: “Probability”

Identify whether an event is certain, possible, or impossible.

Identify the likelihood of a given event.

Chapter Test: Probability

Lesson Activity Finder Tool

The lesson activity finder is one of the numerous useful tools that Let’s Read English provides for members. The activity finder is an alternative route for parents to preview lessons or find additional practices for their children easily.

Each lesson in the curriculum has a rare activity number referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number.” These numbers can be detected either on the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the Parent Dashboard.

Please check our hints and help section for more information which provides more details about the activity finder.

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