First Grade Math Worksheets
Our first grade math worksheets are aligned directly with the Core Curriculum Standards for First Grade. Each standard is throughly covered. Each topic comes complete with homework sheets, practice worksheets, and quizzes. We also we add extra materials that are out of the scope of the standards that we find on all other testing for this grade level. Some extras would include our First Grade Math Posters. These math worksheets are tailored to first grade students at both math and reading levels. Also make sure to visit our First Grade Math Tests to gauge your level of achievement with this grade level.
First Grade Operations and Hints of Algebra Worksheets
- Addition and Subtraction Word Problems (OA.1)- These worksheets focus on problems that are in word form and require a single sum or difference calculation to be performed to solve a situation based exercise.
- Single Digit Subtraction (1.OA.A.1)- We introduce students to the basic concept of a mathematical difference.
- Simple Subtraction Word Problems (1.OA.A.1)- We take the concept differences and apply it to word problems.
- Fixed Integer Subtraction to 12 (Related to 1.OA.A.1)- Students work on removing just a single specific number for various integers that are 12 and under. A great section for working on your basic first grade math facts.
- Addition Word Problems (Up to 20) - (OA.2)- These worksheets present problems that are found in sentence form and involve sums that total twenty or less.
- Simple Addition Word Problem (1.OA.A.2)- This is where you should start with the entire word problem set.
- Properties of Operations as Strategies (OA.3)- These worksheets look at the common math properties for students at this level. The mainstay here is the associative and commutative properties.
- The Commutative Property (OA.3) - This also looks at the concept of multiplying, but great for advanced learners.
- Subtraction and Unknown Addends (to 20) (OA.4)- This is really a primer to get students ready for single step algebra.
- Missing Operations (Add and Subtract) (1.OA.B.4)- Tell us what these problems are missing. Hint: It is an operator.
- Subtracting Numbers with Figures (Related to 1.OA.4)- We start to make the transition from integers to pictures.
- Relate Counting to Addition and Subtraction (1.OA.B.5)- When you think about it, both of these operations are exactly like counting. Moving in one direction or another. We make this obvious for students.
- Adding and Subtracting Within 20 (1.OA.C.6)- We keep the sums and different just under the value of twenty.
- Math Fact Families (1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.B, 3.OA.4)- Fact families are groups of numbers that are almost systematic in the way they can be rearranged to add and subtract. This really helps you master basic operations quickly.
- Subtraction Mad Minutes (1.OA.C.6)- These are left to right sum problems.
- Rapid Fire Horizontal Subtraction Math Facts (1.OA.C.6)- Same as above, but we subtract now.
- Rapid Fire Vertical Addition Math Facts (1.OA.C.6)- These are awesome to keep up your level of practice.
- Subtraction Math Facts (1.OA.C.6)- This is the format that most students are accustom to, but in the real world things are a bit more fluid.
- Number Bonds (1.OA.C.6)- A fun way to reinforce this skill for students and teachers alike.
- Working With Equals Signs ( OA.7)- This is the foundation of working with equations.
- Unknown Numbers in Sums and Differences (OA.8)- This helps students make a nice transition to word problems.
First Grade Numbers and Base Ten Worksheets
- Counting (Up to 120) (1.NBT.1)- This really helps to make the transition to learning to form sums and differences.
- One and Tens Place Values - 1.NBT.2)- Students begin to understand the meaning behind place holder and place value.
- Compare Two-Digit Numbers (1.NBT.3)- This is where the greater than, less than, and equal values come.
- Single Digit Addition (1.NBT.C.4)- Students start adding two single digit numbers together.
- Addition of Numbers (Under 100) (1.NBT.4)- This section starts to piece together two and three pairs of numbers.
- Ten More Or Ten Less - 1.NBT.5)- This is great for learning the powers of ten and eventually leap frogging over to exponents.
- Visual Sum and Difference Word Problems (1.NBT.6)- This is where you have to balance multiple pieces: sentences, integers, and visuals that represent integers.
First Grade Measurement and Data Worksheets
- Indirect Length Word Problems (1.MD.1)- You will use other references available to find set measures.
- Length Word Problems In Units (1.MD.2)- We use separate values to work with metric and U.S. standards units of length.
- Hours and Half Hours of Time (1.MD.3)- The minute hand is either always at the twelve or the six, in this case.
- Organizing and Understanding Data (1.MD.4)- Students learn how to make data more understandable for themselves and their audience.
First Grade Geometry Worksheets
- Attributes of Shapes (G.1)- Each shape has something very unique to it.
- Making Two-Dimensional Shapes (G.2)- These are the standard shapes and we have you draw them from scratch.
- Partitioning Circles and Rectangles (G.3)- You will break apart these geometric figures based on written directions.
How To Use Our First Grade Math WorksheetsFor Teachers
We have teachers take all types of different approaches with our work in their classes. Usually, the most difficult decision for teachers is not how to use this in teaching, but how should we order the topics in which we present them to students. Some teachers blindly follow the order in which the curriculum committee set up when they designed it. I find that more newer teachers do this because they were never really given any help with this when they were student teaching. Some staffs have a preset school district approach that is already setup for them. Many other teachers are left to decide by themselves. My best suggestion is to write a sample problem from each section on a 3 x 5 notecard. Some topics will have multiple looks at a topic but write a single fundamental problem. There are 30 topics here, so that would require you to make 30 notecards. When you are done arrange the problems in an order of logical sequence. This will give you your best logical approach to begin with. Also know that as you teach this, it might make more sense to reorder topics. Keep those notecards handy all year long.
We would highly suggest that you consider using our math posters to post in your classroom. Our math tests are highly recommended to assess how your students are doing with all the different content areas.
For Parents and Students
We welcome you and think that every student should consider using our work year-round. If you add this work into addition of your classroom experience you are sure to have great success. Some students are looking either to get ahead, stay on task, or catch up with their math skills. This is the perfect place for you.
For Those That Are Behind - Begin with the lesson, follow it up with the guided lesson and complete the work. Check your answers with the guided lesson explanation. Then move on to the worksheets. If you feel you are doing well, take a shot at a quiz. If you score north of 85%, you are in good shape. If not, go back and crack away at the practice sheets to get you in better standing. Always refer back to the original lesson, when in doubt.
For Those That Are Staying on Task - All of our sections will be helpful to help you push on with each of these topics. We would encourage you start with the guided lessons. If they make sense, push on to a few practice worksheets and follow it up with a quiz. If they do not make sense, drop back to the original lesson.
For Those That Are Reviewing - If you are reviewing a topic, we suggest that you start with a math quiz on that topic. You will find those at the bottom of every topic page. See how you do. If you do well, try a second quiz to make sure you have it down. If you do poorly, start at the lesson and follow through the entire topic. If you do satisfactorily, review the guided lesson and follow it up with a few worksheets. Then go back and take another quiz.
What Do Students Learn In First Grade Math Class?
In the first grade students are all about expanding their skills, which they have learned in kindergarten and preschool. The first-grade curriculum pays major emphasis on building the foundation of mathematics. Some of the things they learn in first-grade maths class are:
- Counting to 100 into small number groups such as 2s, 5s, and 10s. It helps their learning towards recognizing and writing numbers to 100.
- They learn the concept of "greater than" or "equal to" as well the basic mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.
- They learn the use of symbols while using basic math operations such as "+," "-," "=," <," ">."
- Adding numbers all the way up to 100 in their head.
- Learning to do simple subtraction.
- Working addition and subtraction using coins.
- Learning to identify simple patterns.
- Learning basic measurement units such as length, weight, height.
- Understanding and doing simple fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4).
Learning to tell time on an analog clock and learning different terms for telling time.
One thing to keep in mind when taking in the concepts behind a math curriculum is that it follows a spiral curriculum.What that means is that year after year we spiral around and build on old knowledge. So in the first grade you are building on skills that you initially learned in kindergarten. When you reach second grade, you will build on the skills that you learned in first grade.This means that if we do not quite master something, we will see it again.This gives us the chance to get it right this time. But it also indicates that if you have bad habits and do not fix them, they will be a problem in the future for you.