Grade 1 Month 5 The Wonder of Math
During this unit, you will introduce the four processes of math + - x / as well as the =. This is an exciting moment! Your child will likely have a sense of these concepts, but you will take the time to bring them to your child’s awareness. You will bring the processes as characters since each process has a way of working with numbers. By using characters to support your child’s understanding you are building a living picture in their imagination that is digestible for them at this stage of their development. You are taking something abstract and transforming it into an imaginative picture that will stay with your child always. You will deliver the curriculum concepts within the first 15 days of the unit. For the final 5 days of the unit, you will be invited to continue working with the math concepts or you can use these days to bring flexibility to your home learning schedule. Once you have completed the 15/20 days of this unit you can introduce the math workbook to your child. Math workbooks can be purchased from any bookstore and are country and grade-specific. DW suggests your child continue to develop their foundational math skills every day for about 15 minutes in Year 1. Save major concepts for units that will bring them imaginatively. Math workbooks can only support practice, not understanding, therefore DW recommends bringing any new concepts through the units. For Year 1 we recommend you stick with: four processes worked horizontally with numbers to 24, simple shape identification, simple graphs, and numeracy (what is a number?).