This course is aligned with the Common Core Standards for 1st grade mathematics.

The course focuses on 4 critical areas.
First, the students will work to understand addition and subtraction, and be able to perform addition and subtraction within 20. They will work with addition and subtraction equations and understand the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Second, the students will begin to understand how numbers relate to each other, including grouping in tens and ones.
Third, the students will develop an understanding of linear measurements and length units. They will also learn how to tell and write time.
Fourth, the students will begin to understand the attributes of shapes and how to create them. They will understand how to put some shapes together to create a new shape, or how to recognize shapes at different orientations.