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. I think this is a very good program

  2. Who is Chris Christie?

  3. Dianne Witzell says:

    I can’t find a Canadian supplier, either, but I did find one that ships internationally. Check out

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