First Grade

Grade One Mathematics Program

Your child will be using Pearson EnVision Math this year. The resources fully support the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks.

Pearson has a website,, which can be accessed for additional information about these materials. Each student will receive a username and password and will have full access to their grade level math book and all program materials online. Teachers are able to assign homework and review sheets through this website. For technological assistance, you can reach the Pearson Tech Help Line at 1-800-234-5832 or contact them through the website above.

EnVision Math is a math program that balances skill instruction with instruction that develops conceptual understanding through problem-based interactive and visual learning. This research-based program is aligned with Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks.

The program’s philosophy has 3 key focal points:

  • Conceptual Development- Interactive Learning + Visual Learning
  • Ongoing Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention
  • Differentiated Instruction

Topics are organized around math strands focusing on the Big Ideas and Essential Understandings of math. The Big Ideas are the conceptual underpinnings of the program and the glue that provides conceptual cohesion across lessons, topics, grades, and standards. Big Ideas connect Essential Understandings which occur within and across lessons.

The Massachusetts Math Curriculum Frameworks are divided into content and practice standards. The content standards outline the math concepts students should know by the end of the year. The practice standards are the mathematical habits of mind that students will develop as they go through the grades.

Units of Study
The following is a list of topics which provide a quick synopsis of concepts to be explored this year. As you begin to see your student’s work as it arrives home, and as it is shared when you visit the classroom, you will have a better understanding of the depth and quality of the concepts your child will be learning.

  1. Understanding Addition
  2. Understanding Subtraction
  3. Five and Ten Relationships
  4. Addition and Subtraction Facts to 12
  5. Addition Facts to 20
  6. Subtraction Facts to 20
  7. Counting and Number Patterns to 120
  8. Tens and Ones
  9. Comparing and Ordering Numbers to 100
  10. Adding with Tens and Ones
  11. Subtracting with Tens and Ones
  12. Length
  13. Time
  14. Using Data to Answer Questions
  15. Geometry
  16. Fractions of Shapes

Kid and Parent Friendly Content Standards for Mathematics

I Can Use Addition and Subtraction to Help Me Understand Math

  • I can use strategies to solve addition word problems.
  • I can use strategies to solve subtraction word problems.
  • I can solve word problems by adding 3 whole numbers.
  • I can use the commutative property of addition.
  • I can use the associative property of addition.
  • I can use an addition fact to help me answer a subtraction problem.
  • I can count to help me add and subtract.
  • I can add facts within 20.
  • I can subtract facts within 20.
  • I know what an equal sign means.
  • I can tell if addition and subtraction equations are true or false.
  • I can tell the missing number in an addition or subtraction problem.

 I Can Use Number Sense and Place Value to Help Me Understand Math

  • I can count to 120.
  • I can tell how many tens and how many ones are in a number.
  • I can compare two-digit numbers using <, =, and >.
  • I can use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100.
  • I can use math strategies to help me solve problems within 100.
  • I can find 10 more or 10 less in my head.
  • I can subtract multiples of 10 under 100 and explain what I did.

I Can Use Measurement and Data to Help Me Understand Math

  • I can put three objects in order from longest to shortest.
  • I can tell the length of an object using whole numbers.
  • I can tell and write time in hours and half-hours using a clock.
  • I can organize data.
  • I can understand data.
  • I can ask and answer questions about data.

I Can Use Geometry to Help Me Understand Math

  • I can tell about shapes.
  • I can build and draw shapes.
  • I can make two-dimensional shapes.
  • I can make three-dimensional shapes.
  • I can use shapes to make new shapes.
  • I can divide shapes into parts.