Math Standards

The Massachusetts Frameworks are know known as the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core standards were developed using the most effective academic standards from across the country and around the world. These standards are designed to provide teachers and parents with a common understanding of what all elementary and secondary school students are expected to learn. The standards are aligned with expectations that define the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and and/or workforce training programs. They are designed to drive high quality instruction in the nation's classrooms. The standards include rigorous content and build on strengths and lessons of the state's current standards.  -Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondard Education

Grade 1

Grade 1 Common Core Standards Overview


Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)

  • Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
  • Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • Add and subtract within 20.
  • Work with addition and subtraction equations.

Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)

  • Extend the counting sequence.
  • Understand place value.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Measurement and Data (MD)

  • Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.
  • Tell and write time.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Work with money.

Mathematical Practices (MP)

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Geometry (G)

  • Reason with shapes and their attributes.


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