First Grade Color Math Curriculum with Manipulative Kit




The McRuffy First Grade Color Math Curriculum with Manipulative Kit Package includes: 

  • Teacher’s Manual
  • Workbook
  • Resource Pack
  • Manipulative Kit

First Grade Color Math Teacher’s Manual and Workbook Sample The First Grade Color Math Sample includes pages from the Teacher’s Manual and the corresponding workbook page.

    The objectives of the First Grade Color Math Curriculum are chosen to match state and national math standards. Skills are introduced and revisited throughout the year to allow for the child’s growth in understanding. The curriculum places a special emphasis on addition and subtraction skills. Along the way, many concepts emphasizing geometry, number handwriting, listening skills, place value, and more round out the First Grade program.

    Concepts include: Number Recognition to 1000,  Skip counting by 2, 5, 10, and 100, Recognizing and making patterns, Recognizing shapes, Making geometric designs using pattern blocks, inch cubes, and tangrams, Visual discrimination skills using geoboard patterns, Comparing numbers and groups using arrows to represent < and >, Reading and writing times to the half-hour, Measuring using inches and centimeters, Unit conversions for length, Liquid measurement, Story problems, Game playing (counting skills, following directions, etc.), Place value (hundreds, tens and ones), Number sentences, Using symbols to represent numbers, Counting coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters), Addition up to three-digits, Addition with regrouping, Addition with three addends, Subtraction up to three-digits, Commutative property of Addition and multiplication (1+2=2+1), Fractions (half), Attributes, Odd and Even, Number words (zero to twenty), Symmetry,  Multiplication by 2, Thermometer reading, Estimating time and temperature, Rounding numbers to the nearest ten, Making and reading charts, tables, and graphs.

    The First Grade Color Math Teacher’s Manual contains easy-to-use daily lesson plans. Lesson objectives are clearly stated at the beginning of the lesson so you’ll know exactly what you’re teaching. The Materials section of the lesson plan states the materials and manipulatives used in the lesson so you’ll be fully prepared to teach. Most lessons require very little advanced preparation. 

    The McRuffy Press First Grade Color Math Workbook allows students to practice and demonstrate skills. Most pages contain two activities. Activities include place value, measuring, graphs, number writing, coin counting, skip counting, number lines, inequalities, reading thermometers, geometric puzzles, patterns, clock reading, Addition, Subtraction, and fractions of objects.

    Play the Fly Away Game on the back cover. Game directions are inside the workbook and the Teacher’s Manual. You can also find a printable copy in the Resource Center on this website.

    The Resource Pack contains an extensive collection of unbound materials. It includes additional activity sheets, unit tests, timed tests, games, laminated geoboards, posters, learning mats, number lines, attribute shapes, and precut cards. The Resource Pack expands the opportunities to learn and support instruction. 


    First Grade Color Math Manipulative Kit

    Our first grade math lessons use popular math manipulatives. The manipulative kit has everything you need to utilize the First Grade Color Math Curriculum fully. Manipulatives make the concepts come alive. The kit includes the following:

    • 30 Animal Counters
    • Base Ten Set: 1 Base Ten Flat, 20 Base Ten Rods, 100 Base Ten Centimeter Cubes,
    • 20 10-color Centimeter Cubes
    • 12 One Inch Cubes
    • Geoboard with rubber bands
    • Transparent Counting Chips
    • 50 Pattern Blocks
    • 7 Piece Tangram set
    • Clock Dial
    • Game Playing Piece Set