Unit Specific Resources:
UNIT 1 How Many of Each?
UNIT 2 Making Shapes and Designing Quilts
UNIT 3 Solving Story Problems
UNIT 4 What would you rather be?
UNIT 5 Fish Lengths and Animal Jumps
UNIT 6 Number Games and Crayon Puzzles
UNIT 7 Colors, Shapes, and Patterns
UNIT 8 Twos, Fives, and Tens
UNIT 9 Blocks and Boxes

1st Grade Games

1st Gr. U4 Guess My Rule.pdf
1st Gr. U6 Three Towers of 10.pdf
1st Gr. U6 Three Towers of 10.pdf
1st Gr. U6 Tens Go Fish.pdf
1st Gr. U6 Make 10.pdf
1st Gr. U6 Five-In-A-Row with Three Cards.pdf
1st Gr. U7 Make a Train.pdf
1st Gr. U8 Ten Plus.pdf
1st Gr. U8 Roll Tens.pdf
1st Gr. U8 Ten Turns.pdf
1st Gr. U8 Ten Turns.pdf

Extension Projects for 1st Grade Math Investigations:

We are currently working on posting extensions and interventions. If you have ideas for ways to extend the work in a unit, please feel free to email me :) amy.lehew@cms.k12.nc.us

‍This file: 1st Grade Investigations Extension Projects.pdf contains project ideas from the Minneapolis Public School District.

Add to Unit Pages:
Unit 1
· In Kindergarten units children focused on counting.
· Should know number sequence and connection between numbers in rote counting
· Encountered addition and subtraction situations and solved story problems
· Used own words to describe 2-D and 3-D shapes.
· Constructed clay shapes
· Used pattern blocks, geoboards and Shapes software
· Have overall sense of what shapes look like
· Builds on the work students did in unit 1
· Focuses on counting and comparing quantities and composing and decomposing numbers
· Have experience with addition and developed strategies for combining quantities.
· In Kindergarten, students focused on counting and sorting and representing data to answer questions
· Builds on work done in K with linear measurement
· Made direct comparisons to determine longer than and shorter than
· Students used nonstandard units to measure lengths of familiar objects
· Builds upon foundations laid by 1st and 2nd Grade 1 units.
· Assumes students have had experience breaking apart numbers
· Assumes students have worked with repeating patterns in Kinder using colors and/or shapes
· Experience with identifying the unit in a repeating pattern
· Encountered counting by 2’s

· builds on foundations laid in 1st, 2nd, 3rd units
· Assumes most students should be able to count larger sets of objects
· count well over 50 aloud and in writing
· make sense of and solve story problems and record their work
· know some of the 2-addend combos of 10
· Students observed, described, compared, sorted, classified, represented and built with 2-d shapes.
· Focused on variety of shapes especially triangles
· used pattern blocks and shapes software used shape cards to sort and describe groups of shapes
· learned about characteristics of a variety of 2-D shapes

General 1st Grade Resources:
Story Problem Routine: 1stGradeStory Problem Routine.rtf

Investigations K-2 Literature List

Progression for choosing numbers for tasks

Found this and thought I would share:)http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html
Liza Short, First Grade Teacher, Cornelius Elementary

Weather charts by

Caroline Anderson, grade 1, Cornelius Elementary.
Calendar- Weather chart, October.doc Calendar- Weather chart, November.doc Calendar- Weather chart, August.doc Calendar- Weather chart, January.doc
Calendar- Weather chart, September.doc Calendar- Weather chart, December.doc Calendar- Weather chart, October.doc
I use SMART Board lesson to teach my student in my first grade classroom at Paw Creek Elementary. I use them for all academic areas. We are focusing on the Inquiry process this year. The SMART Board lessons use the Inquiry process. I have also created SMART Board lessons for math Investigations.
How Many Hands.notebook

Unit Specific Vocabulary Cards shared by Amy Wagner (Cornelius Elementary)
Unit 1 Vocabulary - first grade.docx
Unit 2 Vocabulary - first grade.docx
Unit 3 Vocabulary - first grade.docx
Unit 4 Vocabulary-1st grade.docx
Unit 5 Vocabulary - first grade.docx
Unit 6 Vocabulary - first grade.docx
Unit 7 Vocabulary - first grade.docx
Unit 8 Vocabulary - first grade.docx
Unit 9 Vocabulary - first grade.docx

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These Unit Guides have been written by TERC to support professional development with Investigations. All of the materials needed to complete each session are included in the Investigations materials. Due to copyright restrictions these documents are password protected. (password is msp)
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