Grade 1 Learning Goals – MathT1 – Numbers to 50

Grade 1 Learning Goals : Numbers to 50 (Number Sense)
Quantity Relationships
* We will represent, compare, and order whole numbers to 50, using a variety of tools (tens frames,
drawings, tally marks)
* We will read and print in words whole numbers to ten, using meaningful contexts
* We will demonstrate, using concrete materials, the concept of “conservation of number “ (e.g. the
amount stays the same even if the quantity is rearranged)
* We will relate numbers to the anchors of 5 and 10 (e.g. 7 is 5 and 2 more; 6 is 4 away from 10)
* We will estimate the number of objects in a set, and check by counting
* We will compose and decompose numbers up to 20 in a variety of ways, using concrete materials
* We will demonstrate, using concrete materials, the concept of one-to-one correspondence between
numbers and objects when counting
* We will count forward by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100, using a variety of tools and strategies
* We will count backwards by 1’s from 20 and any number less than 20
* We will count backwards from 20 by 2’s and 5’s, using a variety of tools
* We will use ordinal numbers to thirty-first in meaningful contexts (e.g. first, second, third, etc)
Home Connections
Here is a list of suggested activities, that you can do at home, to help consolidate your child’s learning
at school:
* Play “I Spy,” giving the number as a clue: “I spy, with my little eye, something that has 4 legs.” Your
child might guess “table” or “chair.” Switch roles.
* Using small objects, ask your child to show you the numbers from 1 to 10. Have them show the same
number but in a different way (e.g. objects closer or further apart together)
* Fill a jar with up to 50 small objects such as pennies, bread tags, or pasta shells. Ask your child: “About
how many objects are in the jar?” Then have your child count the objects to check the estimate.
Encourage them to count in various ways (by ones, two’s, five’s, tens)
* Save egg cartons and cut off two sections so there are 10 sections in each carton. Collect small
objects and use the egg cartons to practise counting (e.g., “3 cartons full and 2 left over: 10, 20, 30,
* Have your child line up their favourite toys. Ask, “Which toy is 7th in line? 10th?”
* Use a 100’s chart and practice counting by ones, twos, fives, and tens.
* Play “Guess My Number” using a 100’s chart (e.g. Is your number a two-digit number? Is your number
between 5 and 7?)
Most importantly, have fun learning together!
Many thanks,
Mrs. J. Smith 