These free first grade math lessons help make connections between everyday math and formal math by introducing new concepts and symbols in real-world settings. The exciting interactions and immediate, supportive feedback make math easy to understand for children of all ages. Use these engaging lessons to supplement your number and operations, measurement or geometry units.
Number and Operations
Addition Two Digits plus One-Digit Level 1 Vol. 1 – Children practice adding a 2-digit number plus a 1-digit number with Reba Rabbit in this free, first grade number and operations lesson. First, kids estimate the sum and then use a number line and virtual manipulatives to develop mental addition strategies and solve addition problems.
Money Level 1 Vol. 1 – Supplement your money unit with this free measurement lesson. Children join Natalia at the pet store where they compare, count, and spend coins such as quarters, half-dollars, dimes, nickels, and dollars. This lesson also helps students practice counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 100. After correctly counting their coins, children decide which item is most affordable based on the money they have – a crucial real world skill for young learners!
Symmetry Level 1 Vol. 1 – The helpful animations and powerful visual support in this free geometry lesson bring math to life and help kids visual spatial relationships. Students learn how to identify and create lines of symmetry in two-dimensional shapes with Kiki and Izzy in a problem-solving and risk-free setting. Immediate and specific feedback helps children that struggle to visualize geometric concepts by animating shapes folding.