• ## Math Skills a First Grader Is Expected to Learn

In general, your child will be expected to perform the tasks on this list by the end of first grade

### Numbers and Counting

• Count by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, and 25s past 100
• Read, write, and understand numbers to 999
• Identify numbers in the ones and then tens place in a two-digit number
• Demonstrate an understanding of the parts-to-whole relationship by modeling simple fractions (1/2, 1/4, and whole) using manipulatives and pictures

### Classifying and Estimating

• Classify familiar two- and three-dimensional objects by common attributes (color, position, shape, size, roundness, number of corners) and explain which attributes are being used to classify the objects
• Estimate answers to addition or subtraction problems and then solve the problem and compare the answer to the estimation (Ex: How many quarters do you need to buy an ice cream bar that costs \$1.25?)
• Estimate number of objects in a collection (i.e. number of circles on a page, number of marshmallows in a bag, etc.)

### Shapes, Graphs and Data Analysis

• Identify and describe one- and two-dimensional objects (circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, spheres, cylinders, rectangular prisms, pyramids, cones, and cubes)
• Identify, describe, and extend simple repeating patterns (i.e. 1, 3, 5 — next number is 7
• Collect and organize data and record it in tally charts, tables, bar graph, and line graphs

### Measuring and Comparing

• Measuring in standard and non-standard units
• Compare volume of liquids in containers of different sizes
• Compare the length, weight, and volume of two or more objects by using direct comparison or a nonstandard unit
• Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of less than, equal to, or greater than by comparing and ordering whole numbers to 100 using the symbols for those concepts (<, =, >)
• Identify one more than, one less than, 10 more than, and 10 less than some other number
• Order objects by weight from lightest to heaviest

### Time and Money

• Count combination of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies to at least \$1.00
• Tell time to the nearest quarter-hour on both a digital and analog clock
• Relate time to events (longer, shorter, before, after)
• Read a calendar and identify the month, date, and days of the week