Math Syllabus

Course Name: First Grade Mathematics
Instructor Name: Ruth Howell
Contact Information:  Call 348-5531 to schedule a conference before or after school.
Course Description: We will be using Saxon Math Level 1, second edition, flash cards, and manipulatives.  This course is designed to provide a foundation in number sense, problem solving, algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics, and data collection.

Learning/Developmental Goals:
This course is designed to meet the Kansas state standards for 1st grade math.  The Kansas state standards may be found at

Learning Outcomes: The student will demonstrate mastery of state standards using formal and informal assessment along with teacher observations.

All first grade math objectives are met by some of the following instructional units and programs but are not limited to this list.  Amount of material covered is subject to change based on the abilities of students in class and calendar activities for the year.

Instructional Lessons
Identifying today’s date
Making towers for the numbers 1-5
Writing the numbers 0 through 122
Making towers for the numbers 1-9
Ordering the numbers 0-9
Placing an object on a graph
Identifying a circle and a square
Identifying the number of sides and angles of a square
Graphing a picture on a pictograph
Identifying most and fewest on a graph
Identifying right and left
Ordering sets from smallest to largest
Identifying most and fewest
Ordering numbers from least to greatest
Matching a number to a set
Coloring a bar graph
Identifying morning and afternoon
Identifying first, last, between, and middle
Identifying first, second, and third
Acting out some, some more and some, some went away stories
Identifying a triangle
Identifying the number of sides and angles of a triangle
Sorting by one attribute
Making a shape on a geoboard
Identifying inside and outside
Acting out and drawing pictures for some, some more and some, some went away stories
Sorting by one attribute
Counting pennies
Identifying a number between two numbers
Dividing a solid in half
Picturing and combining sets
Graphing a picture on a pictograph
Counting from 0 to 23
Writing addition number sentences
Identifying ordinal position to sixth
Addition facts: doubles to 10
Identifying a rectangle
Identifying the number of sides and angles of a rectangle
Writing number sentences for some, some more stories
Identifying the season:  fall
Identifying the attributes of pattern blocks
Addition facts:  doubles to 18
Identifying lighter and heavier using a balance
Covering designs with pattern blocks
Ordering numbers to 20
Adding 1 to a number
Writing number sentences for some, some went away stories
Counting backward from 10 to 1
Identifying morning, afternoon, evening, and night
Measuring length and width using nonstandard units
Addition facts:  adding 1
Sorting items and creating a graph
Weighing objects using nonstandard units
Finding a sum by counting on
Making and reading a bar graph
Addition facts:  adding 0
Covering a design in different ways
Identifying identical designs
Counting by 10’s to 100
Subtraction facts:  subtracting 1
Counting dimes
Counting by 2’s
Telling time to the hour
Subtraction facts:  subtracting 0 and subtracting a number from itself
Ordering containers by capacity
Identifying 1-cup liquid measure
Identifying the even numbers to 20
Identifying and locating numbers on a hundred number chart
Counting dimes and pennies
Counting by 10’s and 2’s
Following a recipe
Identifying one half and one fourth
Identifying odd and even numbers
Numbering a clockface
Showing time to the hour on a clock
Adding 2 to an even number
Adding 2 to an odd number
Covering a design with pattern blocks
Sorting, counting, and recording the pattern blocks used to cover a design
Addition facts:  adding 2
Comparing and ordering objects by length
Measuring length using nonstandard units
Writing the numbers 0-10 using words
Identifying pairs
Graphing pieces used to cover a design
Reading a graph
Identifying the season:  winter
Writing money amounts using the cent symbol
Paying for items using dimes and pennies
Dividing a square into halves
Subtraction facts:  subtracting 2
Counting by 5’s
Using a ruler to draw a line segment
Sorting common objects
Adding two-digit numbers using dimes and pennies (without regrouping)
Addition facts:  showing doubles plus 1 facts
Addition facts:  identifying the doubles plus 1 facts
Addition facts:  doubles plus1 facts
Adding two-digit numbers (without regrouping)
Identifying how many more on a graph
Identifying and making congruent shapes
Counting large collections
Grouping by 10’s
Trading pennies for dimes
Adding two-digit numbers using dimes and pennies (with regrouping)
Telling time to the half hour
Dividing a square into fourths
Coloring halves and fourths
Adding 10 to a number
Counting by 10’s from a single-digit number
Ordering numbers to 40
Counting by 100’s
Addition facts:  sums of 10
Identifying a missing addend
Drawing congruent shapes and designs
Measuring and drawing line segments to the nearest inch
Counting nickels
Counting nickels and pennies
Ordering events by time
Subtraction facts:  subtracting a number from 10
Identifying dozen and half dozen
Measuring using feet
Addition facts:  adding 9
Identifying one half, one third, and one sixth
Using comparison symbols (>, <, and =)
Dividing a set of objects by sharing
Identifying quart, gallon, and liter
Estimating and measuring the capacity of a container in cups
Addition facts:  four of the last eight facts
Identifying geometric solids (cones and spheres)
Identifying one dollar
Adding three single-digit numbers
Addition facts:  the last four facts
Identifying the season:  spring
Counting dimes, nickels, and pennies
Identifying fractions parts of a whole
Graphing tags on a bar graph
Writing observations about a graph
Measuring and drawing line segments to the nearest centimeter
Identifying geometric solids (cubes and cylinders)
Subtraction facts:  differences of 1
Identifying a fraction part of a set
Subtraction 10 from a number
Identifying and drawing polygons
Subtraction facts:  differences of 2
Identifying and counting quarters
Subtracting two-digit numbers (without regrouping)
Identifying cold, cool, warm and hot temperatures
Reading a thermometer to the nearest 10 degrees
Subtraction facts:  subtracting half of a double
Identifying events as certain, likely or impossible
Identifying and counting hundreds, tens, and ones
Identifying geometric solids (rectangular prisms)
Subtraction facts:  9-4, 9-5, 9-3, 9-6
Representing numbers to 500 using pictures
Subtraction facts:  7-3, 7-4, 8-3, 8-5
Identify the season:  summer

Grading Policy
Daily work is checked and returned until it is corrected.  Percentages are given on tests.

Grading Scale
A    100% - 91%
B      90% - 82%
C      81% - 73%
D      72% - 64%
F       63% -  0%

Make-Up Work
Students have 2 days for every day that is missed to complete and return work.

Homework is expected to be done and returned the next school day.