# Grade 1

Best practices and ideas for Grade 1

Grade 1 Overview: Paving the Way to 100

In Grade 1, students learn numbers to 120, build fluency with addition and subtraction within 40, explore comparing, and the concept of round numbers.
Happy Numbers team· 11 Nov

Teacher’s Best Friend: Base-10 Blocks

Using base-10 blocks to represent equations is a great way to provide conceptual understanding of equations and demonstrate strategies for solving them...
Happy Numbers team· 02 Nov

Place Value: Building a Strong Foundation

Early understanding of place value is an important milestone for your students as they advance in numeration and operations. Here are some activities to help your students to move toward this milestone as well as links to exercises that build prior knowledge...
Happy Numbers team· 02 Nov

Number Sense with the Hundred Chart

Insights into the Power of the Hundred Chart! Teach place value and more using the hundred chart - ideas for classroom, online activities
Happy Numbers team· 02 Nov

Going from Concrete to Visual Representation: Combinations to 10

Every year when I start things rolling in my third grade classroom, I am amazed at the levels of abilities of my students. There are always a handful of students who, for whatever reason, are lacking number sense in big ways. This handful of students typically struggles with making combinations to 10. So I do what any teacher would do best, I re-teach, and re-teach, and re-teach...
Happy Numbers team· 01 Nov