Here is our Homeschool Grade 1 Math Curriculum. Our math curriculum was taken from several sources. The topics were mostly based from our math textbook for Grade 1 then we added some topics later as we went along.

Our homeschool math curriculum is not an official math curriculum of DepEd or other academic institutions. It was customized for our Grade 1 homeschooling. But most of the topics covered are those required by DepEd and we added a few more depending on Gab’s interest and capability.

This homeschool Grade 1 math curriculum is intended as a guide. You can follow the list of topics one by one or just pick the ones that will be applicable to your child. We also included some FREE resources whenever applicable.

Enjoy and have fun learning.

Math and Numbers

 TOPICS SKILLS TO LEARN TIPS
Number Charts and Patterns
  • Count from 1 to 100
  • Count forward and backwards
  • Able to write numbers in numerical format
  • Able to skip count by 2, 5 and 10 (and maybe other numbers too)
  • Identify Odd and Even Numbers
We bought a poster at a bookstore showing all numbers from 1 to 100. It was very useful in showing the pattern in counting up to 100.

Check out our worksheets below.

Comparing Numbers
  • order of numbers
  • identify what is greater than, less than or equal to
Use the mother tongue in comparing. Gab understood it easier when we asked the question in Ilonggo than in English. He gets confused with more than and less than. But he can quickly answer back if we ask him “diin damo” or “diin diotay”.
Place Value
  • Grouping numbers by 10s
  • Break down a multi-digit number to its base 10 equivalent (ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, etc.)
Counting blocks and counting beads are great tools in understanding place values. Read our tools for teaching Math.

Focus on 2-digits first, the tens and ones.

Addition
  • Add numbers without regrouping
  • Mental addition without regrouping
  • Up to 2-digit addition without regrouping
Check out our Mastering Basic Math Addition in less than 30 minutes a day!
Subtraction
  • Subtract numbers without regrouping
  • Mental subtraction without regrouping
  • Up to 2-digit subtraction without regrouping
We did not have a separate discussion for subtraction. Instead, we emphasized that subtration is just the opposite of addition. Start with simple subtraction first like subtracting by 1, 2 and 10. Then move to other numbers as the child builds confidence.
Fractions
  • Dividing shapes into equal parts
  • Identifying equal parts
  • Writing and matching fractions
My favorite way to learn fractions is over slices of pizza!

We used these free Grade 1 fraction worksheets from K5 Learning.

Telling Time
  • Tell time by the hour, half hour and quarter hour
  • Draw time by the hour, half hour and quarter hour
  • Read a calendar
Try to find a clock that has labels for the minutes as well. It is useful than just telling time. Clocks can teach multiplication too!

Check out our worksheets for telling time here.

Counting Money
  • Identifying coins
  • Counting coins without centavos
We do not have any worksheets for counting money. Instead, we use real money in the real world. We ask Gab to count the money before paying in the cashier and counting the change as well.
Measurement
  • Measure length, area, mass, capacity, temperature
  • Estimate length, area, mass, capacity, temperature
  • Read the measurements from different measuring tools
Invest in simple measuring equipment like a ruler, bathroom weighing scale, thermometer, measuring cups. There are cheap options available in most grocery stores.
Geometry
  • Identify simple shapes like squares, rectangles, circles, etc.
  • Draw simple shapes like squares, rectangles, circles, etc.
Make this interesting by pointing out the basic shapes in real life. Go outside and find shapes in many places.

Check out cool activities for learning shapes at Pinay Homeschooler.

Graphs and Data Management
  • Types of Graphs
  • Reading and understanding graphs
  • Making and drawing graphs
  • Tally and record data
  • Simple probability
Show real graphs used in the real world. Weather reports have interesting graphs.

We used these free Grade 1 graphing worksheets from Education.com

Word Problems
  • Addition word problems
  • Subtraction word problems
Make it more visual and relevant. If the child likes cars, create or edit word problems to talk about cars. If the child likes balloons or dolls or shoes or a cartoon character, create or edit word problems to talk about them.

Singapore Math Bar Modelling can be useful but not yet needed for these simple word problems. Gab find it time-consuming to use bar models for solutions requiring one-step addition or one-step subtraction only. He doesn’t appreciate it yet. I would suggest mental analysis instead than drawing the bar model for now.

 

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