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Grade 1

The grade one program will help you shape your child’s awareness of numeric and geometric connections. You will gain an appreciation for connecting the written equation with the verbal interpretation.

Everything Included:

  • Grade 1 Resources Books
  • Dominoes
  • Hundreds Chart
  • Attribute Blocks
  • Base-10 Blocks
  • Pattern Blocks
  • Analog Clock
  • Coin Set
  • 2-Color Counters
Grade 1 Resource Books are supplied for both children and adults providing a year's worth of material and enrichment problems and clear explanations of each solution.
Videos are available to registered customers and provide additional support for using the program and all of its components.
Dominoes are used at each grade level to generate whole numbers, fractions, and decimals to be used in numerous problems.
Hundreds Chart is used in grades 1, 2, and 3 to foster number sense. Basic calculations can become simple with the combination of mental math skills and the use of the hundreds chart.
Attribute Blocks are manipulatives with certain characteristics used in sorting activities.
  • Shape – triangle, circle, rectangle, square, and hexagon
  • Size – small or big
  • Color – yellow, blue , and red
  • Thickness – thick or thin
Base-10 Blocks are used to develop an understanding of place value. They are used in addition and subtraction problems in grades
1, 2, and 3.
Pattern Blocks are geometric shapes used to develop patterns. They are also used to formulate bigger shapes out of smaller shapes (three triangles make a trapezoid etc.).
Playing Cards are used to generate numbers for calculations, and to predict probabilities of events.
Dice are used in generating numbers for calculations, fractions, and ratios. A 6-sided cube with numbers instead of dots is used to help the younger child in generating numbers.
Analog Clock is used in telling time and showing the differences between the analog clock and the digital clock.
Coin Set includes a combination of quarters, dimes nickels, and pennies used to practice showing amounts of money and how to make trades with money.
2-Color Counters are used to help set up numbers sentences and establish an understanding of basic addition facts.

Skills Covered:

Numbers and Operations

  • Composing and decomposing numbers
  • Using base-10 blocks to simplify numbers
  • Identifying missing numbers given an incomplete section of the hundreds chart
  • Computation using the hundreds chart and dominoes
  • Discovering the various types of numbers using manipulatives
  • Counting and identifying numbers using words, hundreds chart, writing, and base-10 blocks
  • Understanding addition and subtraction facts using multiple methods
  • Working with multiples of 2, 5, and 10
  • Counting by 1, 2, 5, 10
  • Identifying fractions as part of a whole using 1/2, 1/3, 1/4
  • Putting numbers in order from least to greatest and greatest to least


  • Identifying number patterns using the hundreds chart
  • Solving equations using geometric shapes as place-holders
  • Writing number sentences from word problems
  • Writing number sentences using dominoes
  • Creating number sentences using two-color counters
  • Showing 1/2, 1/4, and 1/3 of a geometric shape
  • Sorting information given certain criteria


  • Building fraction sense using pattern blocks
  • Sorting using attribute blocks and pattern blocks
  • Identifying basic geometric shapes; triangle, rectangle, square, trapezoid, and parallelogram
  • Creating designs given shapes worth certain values
  • Differentiating shapes by size, color, shape, and thickness
  • Constructing shapes across a line of symmetry
  • Finding and identifying shapes found around the house


  • Measuring objects to the nearest inch and half inch
  • Measuring using non-standard units
  • Using coins to create and evaluate amounts of money
  • Understanding the difference between AM and PM in a 24-hour day.
  • Differentiating between the analog clock and the digital clock
  • Calculating time to the hour, half hour, and 5 minutes
  • Calculating elapsed time
  • Finding the area and perimeter of basic shapes

Data Analysis and Probability

  • Recording all possible combinations of given data
  • Determining the order of events from given clues
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