This page provides you with a sample homeschool math curriculum for 1st grade kids. It is divided into weeks. You can adjust it according to your needs...
Week 1-2: Numbers 1-50
- Recognize and write numbers 1-50.
- Count forwards and backwards.
- Introduction to even and odd numbers.
Week 3-4: Basic Addition and Subtraction
- Add and subtract within 10.
- Introduce word problems for addition and subtraction.
- Use objects and drawings to solve problems.
Week 5-6: Numbers 51-100
- Recognize and write numbers 51-100.
- Understand the concept of tens and ones.
- Place value introduction.
Week 7-8: Addition and Subtraction Within 20
- Add and subtract numbers up to 20.
- Strategies like counting on making a ten.
- More word problems.
Week 9-10: Basic Geometry: Shapes and Patterns
- Recognize and classify shapes (both 2D and 3D).
- Understand attributes of shapes (sides, vertices).
- Continue and create patterns using shapes.
Week 11-12: Comparing and Ordering Numbers
- Understanding greater than, less than, equal to.
- Ordering numbers from least to greatest.
- Introduction to the number line.
Week 13-14: Introduction to Measurement
- Measure length using non-standard units (like paper clips or blocks).
- Compare lengths of different objects.
Week 15-16: Data and Graphing
- Collect data and record using tally marks.
- Create and interpret simple bar graphs and pictographs.
Week 17-18: Money and Time
- Recognize and know the value of coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter).
- Basic time-telling (whole hours and half-hours) on analog clocks.
Week 19-20: Addition and Subtraction Within 50
- Adding and subtracting multiples of 10.
- Strategies for mental math.
- Word problems.
Week 21-22: Advanced Geometry: Halves and Fourths
- Recognize halves, fourths, and quarters.
- Understand that dividing shapes into more pieces makes each piece smaller.
Week 23-24: Place Value (Tens and Ones)
- Recognize, for instance, that 29 has two tens and nine ones.
- Addition and subtraction from 1-100 using place value knowledge.
Week 25-26: Time Continued
- Telling time to the quarter-hour.
- Introduction to calendars: days, weeks, months.
Week 27-28: Advanced Measurement
- Introduce standard units like inches and centimeters.
- Estimate lengths and then measure.
Week 29-30: Advanced Money Concepts
- Combine different coins to make the same amount (e.g., a nickel is the same as five pennies).
- Simple money word problems.
Week 31-32: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
- More complex word problems.
- Using multiple math skills to solve a problem.
Week 33-34: Review and Deepen Concepts
- Revisit challenging topics.
- Deepen understanding through varied problems.
Week 35: Math in the Real World
- Apply math skills to practical tasks: baking (measurement), shopping (money), etc.
Week 36: Assess and Celebrate
- Informal assessment of the year's concepts.
- Celebrate growth and achievements with math games and activities.
Supplementing the curriculum with math-based puzzles, online math games, and hands-on activities can further enhance understanding. You may adjust the curriculum according to the child's pace, strengths, and needs.
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