Math 1 – Number Sense, Addition, Subtraction and More – Mrs. Kessler

MATH 1 is for beginning Math students or those who need help at this level; K4/5 MATH is helpful, but not necessary.

However, it is recommended that children ages 4 & 5 take K4/5 Math first.

In a HOMESCHOOL situation, if there are older students in the family, ages 6 & 7, who have not mastered the concepts in MATH K4/5, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that the children take the K4/5 MATH class together. This lessens the work for the teacher, helps the children learn faster, and creates a Success Environment pertaining to Math.

Both Younger and older students should attempt the MATH 1 Pre & Post Test to determine what they already know.

Younger students will receive an insight in what they will be learning. Older students will know exactly what it is they are expected to master before going on to MATH 2.

As in previous and following classes, let the student set the pace, allowing him or her not to be frustrated by moving to fast or too slow. Make sure his/her learning is “Sturdy” and can stand-up to testing.

MATH 1 – PDF & Videos are coming online August-September, 2022

MATH 1 Contents:
– Introduction – The WHY NUMERS?
– Counting 1-10 and 10-1 with Fingers, Animations, and Songs
– Learn to Identify Numbers 0-10 with their quantities, and Word Names
– Learn to match quantities and numerals and word names 1-10
– Learn about number lines and how to use them
– Learn Addition and Subtraction Facts for 1 through 20
– Learn the 100 Number Chart
– Learn Skip Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s
– Learn place value through trillions
– Learn how to add & subtract through millions
– Learn Carrying and Borrowing
– Learn Adding and Subtracting with zeros in the middle of three, four and higher digit numbers
– Learn Geometric shapes from a Circle, and Line through a Decagon
– Learn about angles, sides, vertices and number of degrees in shapes
– Learn to correctly write the numerals
– Learn the calendar
– Learn Days of the Week
– Learn Months of the Year
– Learn AM & PM
– Learn time periods: Seconds, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, Years, Decades, Centuries, Millennia
– Learn how to tell time by the hour; half hour; quarter hour; ten minute intervals; 5 minute intervals; and by the minute
– Make Number Books for 1-10
– Learn the Identity Property of Addition and Subtraction
– Learn about Fact Families
– Learn the Commutative Property of Addition
– Learn Greater Than and Less Than
– Learn Ordinal Numbers: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc,
– Learn “What Comes Next” in Numbers and Patterns
– Learn Latin prefixes and their meanings for the planar figures
– Learn perimeter, its meaning and how to find it for planar figures and in story problems, including the importance of labeling.
– Learn the Solid Shapes: Cube, Cone, Square Pyramid, Cylinder
– Learn Spatial Reasoning ala Mighty Mind (See Supply List.)
– Compose and Decompose Numbers1-10 and 11-20 in Addition
– Compose & Decompose Numbers 10-1 and 20-11 in Subtraction
– Compose and Decompose selected numbers from 20-100.
– Learn money, how to convert cents to dollars, and how to add and subtract using the decimal.
– Practice Position Concepts
– Practice Comparison Concepts: Long-Medium-Short; Beginning-Middle-End, etc
– Learn SPELLING of Numbers, Days, Months, Shapes
– Composing of 2-D and 3-D shapes
– Learn American Measurement: Length, Liquid, Dry, Weight, Temperature, also “Cubit”
– Learn about Data Gathering.
– Know how to make a Line Plot; Bar Graph; Pictograph
– Be able to describe according to geometric jargon a triangle, a square and a rectangle
– Know symmetry
– Learn Equal Parts and the Fractions 1/2; 1/3; 1/4
– Practice concepts through Simple Word Problems (And some not-so-simple, too)

NOTE: At the end of the class the MATH 1 Pre & Post Test is given. The child passes the course if he/she can pass the test. Any missed concepts or facts should be re-taught and mastered before advancing to Math 2

– 3″ x 5″ index cards, cut in half to form 2 1/2′ x 3″ cards for all the facts – use white cards.
– Additional 3″ x 5″ cards to record all the concepts, properties, definitions, etc. – best if in color; 8 white needed for divisions within the set.
– Copy of the Beehive Brain Box Learning System – See Orientation in the Parent Handbook or Study & Success Skills under Practical Arts in the Subject Grid.
– Composition Books for recording of daily practice lessons and the concepts, laws, properties, definitions, etc. Expect needing at least 2 for the course.
– Sufficient #2 pencils with additional erasers – Pink Pearl type
– Rubber bands to hold card sets together
– Math 1 downloads.

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