This is a rigorous course with a strong emphasis on word problems. Every lesson has multiple word problems. It was created for all children but is tailored for the gifted, high achieving, or for the child who simply needs to be challenged (for the record, I believe all children are gifted in their own right). It builds a strong number sense and a thorough understanding of addition, subtraction, addition strategies, and base ten.
Learning can be fun! My students know this well and so will your children. I have taught for almost 20 years. I have put those years of experience into this course to give your child an awesome experience with learning and math. I love when children take pride in knowing how to complete their work.
This course teaches them how to complete their work and the beauty of math. They begin with the concrete using manipulatives, a ten frame, and games to build a strong foundation of algebraic thinking and operations. The majority of the problems they solve will be word problems. They will have a comprehensive number sense through the understanding of number bonds and the relationship between the whole and it's parts. After developing a strong number sense through addition we transition to subtraction.
Their understanding of subtraction will come effortlessly because of their comprehension of number parts through their experience with number bonds. They will learn the most effective way to subtract numbers, and they will learn there is more than one way to solve a problem.
Now that they have an even stronger understanding of numbers and operations, we move into addition strategies. This is where they will learn how to make ten to add larger numbers and use doubles plus or minus one.
Section four is titled Base Ten and I Win. I wanted to give the children the strongest foundation possible and knowing base ten is critical for this age group. As a result, the children will be able to build off of the previous concepts mastered and this knowledge will prepare them for the next level. Math will be easy and exciting for them - as it should be.
Given the opportunity, children typically rise to the occasion. I witnessed this year after year as a public school teacher. You will be amazed at how well your child will perfom given the opportunity to engage in higher level thinking.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
- 4 UNITS
- 35 VIDEO LESSONS + 1 BONUS LESSON
- 35 ACTIVITIES/WORKSHEETS
- 35 FOLLOW ALONG ACTIVITY REVIEW VIDEOS (I go over each activity answers step by step)
- 5 EXCITING BONUS GAMES
- 50 ENRICHMENT PRACTICE EXERCISES
- VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
- 4 ONLINE ASSESSMENTS (1 PER UNIT)/ANSWER KEYS
- ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
- OVER 11 HOURS OF VIDEO LESSONS
Upon course completion, students will master addition, subtraction, addition of larger numbers, and base ten. They will be able to solve any word problem within the first grade standards or beyond. Their deep understanding of the relationship between numbers will give them this ability.
This video-course is primarily intended for first grade. It teaches Common Core first grade standards. Although it is designed for first graders, if a second grader needs a stronger foundation they too will benefit. If a parent wants to ensure a strong foundation for their kindergartner before they enter first grade this course is ideal.
Students taking this course will need to have completed kindergarten standards. They should be able to count to 100 by ones and tens;count forward from any given number; understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; compare greater than, less than, or equal to; know five and all of the parts that make up five; understand addition as putting together and subtraction as taking apart, etc.
Section 1 - MISSION TO ADDITION
Why Math Matters and Algebraic Thinking
Understand Addition and Word Problems + Vocabulary
Find Numbers Inside of Seven
Decompose 6 and Zero is an Empty Set
Use the Bar Model to Solve Word Problems
Decompose 6 and 7 and Explore More of Zero
Find Missing Parts and Add Vertically
Show Parts in 8,9, and 10 using a ten frame
Create and Solve Word Problems by drawing and writing equations
Bonus Game - Flip It
Section 2 - SUBTRACTION IN ACTION
Subtraction is the Opposite of Addition + Vocabulary
Show Addition and Subtraction Sentences
Subtracting by Counting On and Using a Number Path
Solve Word Problems and Label Number Bonds
Cross Out to Subtract and Zero
Solve Different Kinds of Word Problems
Recognize Mistakes, Count On, and Find Missing Parts
Find Missing Parts, Use Number Bonds, and Create Your Own Story
We Solve Problems with Large Numbers and Explore Zero More
Bonus Game - Flip It 2
Section 3 - STRATEGIES FOR PRODIGIES
Different Addends Same Amount
Doubles and Word Problems
Decode the Equations
Fill in the Blank
Make Ten to Solve Larger Addends
Solving Word Problems with 3 Addends
All Word Problems Add or Subtract
Bonus Game - Place It Face It
Bonus Game - Cover Ten
Section 4 - BASE TEN AND I WIN
Students will know how to count by ten beginning with any number, decompose a number into tens and ones (35 = 30 + 5), determine the number of tens in a number (60 = 6 tens), begin place value of tens and ones, solve word problems with base ten numbers, etc.
For Large Amounts Counting by Ten is More Efficient
Whole Number Relationships and Place Value
Tens and Ones Inside and Out
Interpret 2-digit Numbers as Addition Sentences
Ten More, Ten Less, One More, One Less
All Word Problems
Bonus Game - Flash Fast/Around the World