Beginning of the Year Resources
Explore these beginning of the year activities for students from Jo Boaler's student resources. These videos and activities help develop the understanding that math is an exciting subject where students can recognize patterns, investigate solutions, and make mistakes! Incorporate these fun activities and ready-to-go lesson plans into your first few weeks with your student.
Standards-Based Projects, Activities, and Worksheets
First Grade standards have four key areas of focus for mathematics. Explore some available resources for you below by clicking on the strand your student is currently working on at home!
Online Resources, Activities and Games
Join your student in exploring math games and activities online. The following websites are kid-friendly and available to you for free math practice. Click on any image below to be directed to the correlating website.
Assessments are powerful tools. They have the ability to take a single snapshot of a student's understanding. However, assessments are not powerful tools if we do not utilize them properly! Once you've given and graded an assessment, be sure to do the following:
- Look for common trends in questions missed. Example: Did all of the questions missed involve addition with regrouping?
- Ask questions about the errors that the student made. Example: Did we spend enough time covering this concept before assessing?
- What steps will I take in moving forward to help my student gain mastery of these concepts? Example: Reteaching, Online Activities, Projects, etc.