Our math time is divided between whole group, small group, and individual instruction. We begin each math workshop with a routine that develops students’ number sense over time and allows them to build relationships between numbers. Developing students’ number sense is the foundation of our math curriculum in first grade, and students work with numbers in many ways to become fluent and flexible in using them.  After the number sense routine and whole-group mini-lesson, students either work independently, in pairs, or in small groups to problem solve within a real-life context.

We align our curriculum with the Iowa Core.   We use many resources to support the math curriculum including NCTM books based on the content standards, Marilyn Burns replacement units, various internet sources, as well as lessons we’ve created over the years. We also use Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) which allows us to use students thinking in planning our lessons.

Math Units
Basic Facts/Number Sense Development
Working With Addition and Subtraction Equations
Numbers to 120
Place Value to 120
Double Digit Addition and Subtraction



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