In math, we are working on, Module 1: Sums and Differences to 10.
In this first module of Grade 1, students make significant progress towards fluency with addition and subtraction of numbers to 10 as they are presented with opportunities intended to advance them from counting all to counting on which leads many students then to decomposing and composing addends and total amounts. In Kindergarten, students have achieved fluency with addition and subtraction facts to 5. This means they can decompose 5 into 4 and 1, 3 and 2, and 5 and 0. They can do this without counting all. They perceive the 3 and 2 embedded within the 5.
The goal of math this year is to make the students flexible with numbers. Students who are flexible are mathematically powerful and are able to apply what they know about numbers in real world situations. In class, we are not focusing on memorization of facts. We are focusing on answering questions and then explaining