Grade 1

Grade 1 is a major year for moving towards the abstract understanding of numbers. Concrete and visual representations are heavily used to support this transition.

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Number Fans

Update – I can’t find a Canadian supplier for these – can anyone help?

These numbers fans are a great tool for ensuring all students are involved in whole class lessons or mental & oral math time.  When a hands-up policy is used in classrooms, an average of about 25% of students are attending to the lesson.  Having students hold up answers ensures every child is thinking about the topic.


  1. Laura says that she can use near doubles to find the total number of votes for a banana and strawberries do you agree yes or no