First Grade Math

Most of you know that I write mostly about Language Arts: reading, comprehension, story retelling, writing, nursery rhymes etc.  That isn’t to say that I don’t think that math is an equally important academic goal in the life of a first grader, it is just that if a child can’t read, then he/she can’t read the math word problems, write down their reasoning in their math journals or read the directions on simple math worksheets.  Now having that, I have found a great onine site for Math.  In the state of Virginia we are required to teach a certain Math curriculum with a set of particular skills that need to be learned in that grade level.  I did find a site where you can find out precisely what you are required to learn in math for your state and grade level and then practice those skills on the same site.  After your child practices a math skill, you will be able to get a breakdown of how your child is progressing.

First, click below and then click on your state:

http://www.ixl.com/math/standards/

You will be brought to the page where you can click on your child’s grade to view your state’s standards, find appropriate math skills practice for your child and then track his/her progress. How neat is that!  (The only catch is that your child gets to do about 20 free problems a day and to do more problems you have to be a member for a minimal monthly fee.)

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