The 1st Grade Skills below are based on the Common Core Standards For Mathematics. You can find out more about the Common Core Standards here.
You will also find a listing of related math resources (worksheets, charts, etc) here.
Note: Math standards and curricula can vary by location or school. Check with your child’s school to determine what 1st grade math skills are expected in your location.
Operations & Algebraic Thinking 

Solving word problems with adding and subtracting with numbers up to 20. 
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Solving word problems that require adding three numbers with a maximum total of 20. 
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Understanding and applying the commutative (e.g. 7 + 4 = 11 then 4 + 7 = 11) and the associative (e.g. 3 + 5 + 4 = 12 then 8 + 4 = 12) properties when adding and subtracting 
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Recognizing the relationship between addition and subtraction to help solve subtraction problems. e.g. To solve 10  3, find that number that when added to 3 gives 10. 
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Identifying the relationship between skip counting and adding and subtracting. 
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Adding and subtracting with numbers to 20 using strategies including making ten. (e.g. 9 + 6 = 9 + 1 + 5 = 15 and 15  7 = 15  5  2 = 10  2 = 8) and using fact families (e.g. 8 + 3 = 11 therefore 11  3 = 8) 
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Recognizing the meaning of the equal sign and identifying its correct use. e.g. 5 = 2 + 3 is true but 3 + 2 = 4 + 3 is not. 
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Finding unknowns in adding and subtracting equations. 
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Number & Operations in Base Ten 

Counting up to 120 from different starting points and reading and writing the numerals. 
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Recognizing that, for 2digit numbers, the digits represent the amount of ones and the amount of tens. 
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Writing numbers up to 20. 
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Understanding place value when adding or subtracting 2digit and 1digit numbers and when adding multiples of 10. 
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Finding 10 more or 10 less than any 2digit number without writing or counting. 
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Subtracting with multiples of ten (maximum 90). e.g. 80  50 = 20 
Measurement & Data 

Comparing and ordering 3 objects by length. 

Measuring the length of an object using a shorter length as a unit of length. e.g. the pencil is 4 erasers long. 

Telling and writing time on the hour and on the half hour. 
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Categorize data into as many as three categories and make comparisons of that within these categories. 
Geometry 

Understanding the difference between what defines a shape and what doesn't. e.g. a triangle having 3 sides is a defining attribute while the size or color is not a defining attribute. 

Creating composite shapes by combining a variety of different shapes together (both 2 and 3dimensional) 

Dividing rectangles and circles into halves and quarters and using these terms to describe these equal shares. 
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