1st grade is doing big things in math!
At MISD, Kindergarten through sixth grade students learn a math curriculum called Everyday Math. This curriculum is research based and introduces students to important mathematical concepts. It also meets Common Core state standards. At Starry, 1st grade just finished Unit 3: Number Stories. According to the Everyday Math curriculum, Unit 3 uses “addition and subtraction to model and solve number stories”.
In this unit, Starry students worked on skip counting using the frames and arrows diagram, as well as using number lines. Students were introduced to differentiated strategies such as counting on, counting back, the turn around rule, and drawing pictures to help solve their math stories. To learn these concepts, students played games such as Bunny Hop, Domino Top-It, High Roller, and Roll to 50, just to name a few. Ask your first grader which game was their favorite!