Wild Math Curriculum First Grade
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This Wild Math Guide is everything you need to teach First Grade math outdoors! This curriculum guide covers ALL the typical math skills taught in First Grade. This enables you to have peace of mind that your child is learning the skills needed for their grade level but without using math without workbooks or expensive curriculum. Under each skill, there are multiple ideas of how to learn and practice them outside! I also include math picture books and tabletop games recommendations to further support your child's math learning.
Learning outdoors has been proven to increase engagement when learning math. It also is hands-on and relates to real life in a way a textbook cannot. Teach your child in a classroom without walls!
This math guide is packed with ideas, games, materials to encourage math play and color photos on how to use what is naturally abundant in your area to learn math! Use pinecones, rocks or seashells to learn addition and subtraction! Play games with lawn dice and a giant 100 chart. Experiment with a variety of containers to learn about volume and capacity in the mud kitchen. Use bundles of sticks to learn place value! Multiple ideas for activities are given for each skill. Suggested materials and gear for learning outside are included. As well as tips for families learning math outside in more urban areas.
Math Topics Covered:
Numbers and Place Value
Count up to 120 from any number below 120
Read and write numbers up to 120
Count items in a group or collection accurately and reliably up to 100
Skip Count by 2s, 5s, and 10s
Use manipulatives and drawings to identify and model odd and even numbers.
Extend, describe, and create numeric, visual, and concrete patterns
Tell how many 1s and 10s are in a number
Show that numbers 11-19 are a combination of a ten and ones
Compare two 2-digit numbers using <,> or =
Addition and Subtraction
Addition facts within 20 (up to 10+10)
Counting on instead of counting each number or object
Doubles facts (5+5=10)
Doubles plus 1 facts (5+6=11)
Combinations of 10 (4+6, 3+7)
Doubles plus 2: 1+3, 2+4, 3+5
Subtraction facts within 20
Activities to practice all the facts
Larger numbers can be broken into easier to work with numbers
Using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4)
Missing number problems within 20
Commutative property of addition
Associative property of addition
Word problems with number combinations up to 20
Word problems with “fewer” and “more”
Adding three numbers
Add a two digit number and a one digit number
Add a 2 digit number and a multiple of 10
Subtract multiples of 10
Add or subtract 1s and 10s with a one or two digit number
Adding 2 digit numbers without regrouping (end of 1st)
Measurement and Data
Ordering lengths shortest to longest
Measure lengths with units of the same size by lining them up end to end along objects
Read and interpret, collect and organize data, bar graphs, tables and tally charts
Telling Time to the nearest hour and half hour
Coin Identification and worth
Recognizing and naming 2d shapes and attributes like number of sides and corners
Recognizing and naming basic 3d shapes (cylinder, sphere, cube, rectangular prism, pyramid, cone)
Students compose and decompose plane or solid figures (e.g., put two triangles together to make a quadrilateral)
Identifying halves and fourths/quarters
Identify shapes having line symmetry; complete line-symmetric shapes or designs
Weight and Capacity/volume
Guide length is 58 pages and a PDF document.
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