Grade 1 Math

ACS delivers a standards-based program in mathematics, guided by the Common Core standards. In the elementary school, Everyday Math is used as a primary resource for mathematics instruction.

Consistent with many high performing international private schools and public schools in the United States, ACS has adopted the Common Core Standards as the baseline learning objectives for K-10 instruction in Math and in English Language Arts.

Parents may click on this link to learn more about the Common Core Standards.

Aligned to the Common Core Standards, the primary resource for Elementary Math instruction is the Everyday Math program. Click here for a parent overview.

Check out a more in-depth description of daily instruction and yearly goals for Everyday Math below.

What Parents Need to Know

Grade 1 Family Letters -- EM4 (Everyday Math Edition 4)

Family Letters keep parents up-to-date on what their child is learning in class. They contain background information, vocabulary, games, and more for each unit. Click here to access the family letters for Grade 1 EM4 Units 1-9.

Grade 1 Learning Outcomes

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
  • Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • Add and subtract within 20.
  • Work with addition and subtraction equations.

Number and Operations in Base Ten

  • Extend the counting sequence.
  • Understand place value.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Measurement and Data

  • Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.
  • Tell and write time.
  • Represent and interpret data.


  • Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Click on the image above to access a description of individual units, lessons, and resources.