Resources for First Grade

On this page I will be posting ideas and links for parents (or anyone) who want to help their kids with first grade math concepts. All of these activities and links are aligned to and support what students are expected to be learning in school at this level.

Unit One: Addition and Subtraction Strategies to 20

Strategies Chart:


Videos Songs and Chants for skip counting, addition, and subtraction
Skip counting
Skip Counting to add
Addition and Subtraction
(reading in English is required, so this one is best to do with an English speaking adult.)
(She suggests using a white board, but at home you can use a pencil and paper.)

Literature Links:

One Duck Stuck

One Hunter

What’s New at the Zoo

One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab

Animals on Board

The Mission of Addition

Quack and Count

Mission Addition by Loreen Leedy

Domino Addition by Lynette Long


Five Silly Fishermen by Roberta Edwards

Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem Solving by Greg Tang

Math for All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles by Greg Tang

The Sundae Scoop by Stuart Murphy