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# Monthly Archives: April 2010

## Teaching First Grade Math: Money

Teachers can use the following resources for students that are in the first grade who are learning about money with a total value up to 100 cents or less (Virginia Standards of Learning for 1.7 a & b). Text Annotations: The Coin Counting … Continue reading

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## Teaching Number Sense and Counting in Kindergarten

Introduction: Students in Kindergarten are just getting a sense of number and counting and are motivated to count everywhere they go. Virginia SOL K. 2 deals with multiple ways of thinking about and representing numbers. For this SOL, when given … Continue reading

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## Teaching Kindergarten Math: Shapes

The following Instructional Resource Set focuses on the recognition and mastery of two dimensional geometric shapes at the Kindergarten level. In its entirety, this comprehensive plan places emphasis specifically on Virginia Standards of Learning K.11-K12. With these resources, in addition … Continue reading

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## Teaching Sorting Skills in First Grade

Introduction: VA SOL 1.20 requires that the student sort and classify concrete objects according to one or more attributes, including size, color, shape, and thickness. This mathematical concept is stimulated by the student's exploration of their environment and most children … Continue reading

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## Teaching Addition and Subtraction Facts in First Grade

This post is meant for first graders learning basic addition and subtraction facts suited for VA SOL 1.5: The student will recall basic addition facts with sums to 18 and the corresponding subtraction facts. The following books may be useful … Continue reading

## First Grade Money

Measurement SOL 1.7 The student will: a.) Identify the number of pennies equivalent to a nickel, a dime and a quarter ; and b.) Determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and dimes whose total value is 100 … Continue reading

## Math: 1st Grade Addition and Subtraction Facts

An important part of first grade math is learning addition and subtraction facts. Students need to develop an understanding of the relationship between addition and subtraction as well as develop strategies for quick recall of facts. This post includes some … Continue reading

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## Second Grade Math: Addition and Subtraction

Introduction: The mathematical topic for this post is meant for second graders who are recalling addition facts to sums of 20 or less and the corresponding subtraction facts. The focus is number relationships and is based on VA SOL 2.5. … Continue reading

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## First Grade Math: Counting Money

Introduction This mathematical concept is meant for first graders who are learning about money and its value. Students need to understand that 5 pennies equal a nickel, 10 pennies equal a dime, etc. Also, they need to learn what amounts … Continue reading

## First Grade Math: Number and Number Sense

Here are some books that can assist with the instruction of numbers and number sense. All of them are easy to read and provide excellent images to help students obtain a better understanding of numbers and their relation to place … Continue reading