GlendaleUnified School District


California Common Core Content Standards

1st Grade Mathematics


            First grade students extend their understanding of addition and subtraction by learning to use adding and subtracting to solve word problems within 20.  They understand the meaning of the equal sign and are expected to count to 120.  Place value knowledge is deepened and students use this knowledge to compare two-digit numbers within 100.  Students practice their measurement skills with linear measurement and begin to organize data from surveys.  Students also tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

Specifically, your child will…

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

·         Solve addition and subtraction word problems within 20

·         Understand the relationship between addition and subtraction

·         Apply the properties of operations

         a.       Commutative property of addition:

                     If you know 8 + 3 = 11, then you know 3 + 8 = 11.

         b.       Associative property of addition:

                     To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be

                     added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12.

·         Add and subtract within 20

Number and Base Ten Operations

·         Count to 120, starting at any number

·         Understand the meaning of the equal sign

·         Understand place value: ones, tens

·         Use place value to add and subtract within 100

Measurement and Data

·         Measure lengths and tell the measurement in units

·         Tell and write time


·         Build and talk about a graph

         Compare shapes by talking about sides, vertices, etc.

·         Compare two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional shapes

Common Core Standards Parent Handbook
Also see:
Parent Roadmap: Supporting Your Child in Grade One Mathematics (PDF)
Standards for Mathematical Practice in 1st Grade(PDF)


Glendale Unified School District Mathematics Curriculum

2016-2017 Year-at-a-Glance
The Year-at-a-Glance is a unit-by-unit progression of what students will be learning this year.

Unit 1 and Translations

Unit 2 and Translations

Unit 3 and Translations

Unit 4 and Translations

Unit 5


Unit 6

Each link above takes you to the parent letter for the unit. The parent letter includes links to useful sites. 


Last Modified on January 19, 2017
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