The Varsity Tutors Common Core Math 1st Grade Mobile App
If you are looking for a way to help your 1st-grade child get the assistance they need to succeed in mathematics, Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools might be able to help you along the way. The Varsity Tutors Common Core 1st Grade Mathematics app, which is available through iTunes and the Google Play Store, is an excellent way to help your child supplement his or her studies. While the material presented in Common Core 1st Grade Mathematics varies from state to state, the app works to include all areas of the subject that are commonly covered, thus ensuring that your child gets the preparation needed to succeed.
By working with the Common Core 1st Grade Mathematics app, you are able to help your student get the review and preparation needed to help him or her meet their educational requirements for the level. The program contains a wide range of resources that can help them get a better understanding of the subject, while benefitting from a fully interactive learning system.
There are a number of tools that are available on the app. Your student can study via thousands of flashcards related to 1st-grade math. These cards are organized by categories, and they cover subjects like basic geometry, telling time, and basic arithmetic. If you want to help your child benefit from a quick study session, try accessing the Question of the Day. This allows them to answer a new question each day, and it is a great way to start a review, or it can be used to make sure they work a new problem each day.
If you want your child to benefit from a fully-interactive syllabus, try accessing the Learn by Concept feature on the app. Here, they can explore an entire course outline, which allows them to choose which subjects they want to learn. This is great for students who need to review, as well as those who must learn a specific part of the course.
After you feel that your child has received sufficient review, you can then test their knowledge through the app’s practice tests. There are a number of short-length practice tests that your child can take. Many of these practice tests focus on specific portions of the course content, so they are perfect for targeting a problem area to study. Not only are these tests a good way to evaluate their knowledge, but they are also an excellent way to learn new material. This is because every question comes with an answer key that not only provides the correct answer but also helps you see how that answer was reached. In addition to the short practice tests, your child can take one of the Full-Length Practice Tests. Here, they will be able to take a longer version of the test, which covers all of the material presented in the course. These practice tests are perfect for preparing students for an actual exam. The tests also provide a detailed analysis at the end, which explains the correct answer, tells them the time it took to answer the question, and compares their scores to others who have taken the practice test, among other things.
The Varsity Tutors Common Core 1st Grade Mathematics app is available for iPad, iPhone, and Android Devices, and it is free of charge. By adding this to your child’s current study plan, you are working to give them a balanced education that can help them succeed in their math class.
As your child moves into the first grade, they will begin learning more about the many ways in which numbers work together. The first grade Common Core math curriculum focuses on teaching your child about four main areas: addition and subtraction within 20; whole number relationships, place value, and groupings of tens and ones; linear measurement, units of length, and measuring lengths; and geometric shapes and principles.
Most states do not require standardized testing for students in the first grade. Instead, they will be evaluated by their teacher throughout the year to ensure they are mastering the concepts outlined by the Common Core Standards. All math classes build new skills on the foundation of previously mastered skills. While this is true to some extent for all subjects, it is especially important in math. For example, students who do not master the principles of addition and subtraction will struggle more when they reach multiplication and division. For this reason, the proper supplemental study, like that available for free from Varsity Tutors’ Common Core First Grade Math app for iPhone, iPad, and Android, is important to build the foundation for your child’s future mathematical success.
The first concept your child will explore is operations and algebraic thinking. They will begin to develop strategies for subtracting and adding whole numbers based on their previous work with small numbers. Children will use a variety of math manipulatives to create physical representations of the concepts they are learning. Cubes that can be connected to create a whole number can serve to illustrate the fundamentals of addition by adding more cubes. Subtraction can be illustrated by taking cubes away. Allowing children to see and touch items makes complex math concepts easier to understand and visualize in their minds later.
The relationship between counting and operations begins to emerge, and students realize that adding three is the same as counting to three. The properties of addition are used to add whole numbers and to develop increasingly complex strategies based on the same properties. For example, the concept of “making tens” to solve subtraction and addition problems within 20. Your child will be given a variety of strategies to build their understanding of subtraction, addition and the relationship between these operations.
Finally, your child will begin working with subtraction and addition equations. They will learn to recognize the equal sign, plus sign, and minus sign. They will also learn to determine which simple equations are true or false, and how to find a third number in a simple equation that will make the equation true. For example, 2+? = 7. The free Varsity Tutors Common Core First Grade Math app, available from iTunes and the Google Play Store, has plenty of practice problems for you and your child to work to solidify these concepts.
The second concept your child will explore is number and operations in base ten. The ability to read and write numerals will increase to 120. The concept of place value will be introduced so that your child understands that a two-digit number represents a specific number of ones and tens. This helps children learn to think of whole numbers between 10 and 100 in terms of how many tens and ones make up the specific number. For example, the number 12 is made up of a ten and two ones. They will then compare these numbers to identify them as greater than, less than, or equal to other numbers. Activity based learning helps increase student’s number sense, as they learn the order in which numbers are counted and how their place in that order relates to their relative magnitudes.
They will discuss, develop, and use generalized methods to add and subtract to 100 in multiples of 10. They compare whole numbers to learn how to solve problems and understand the differences in the comparative sizes. Eventually, they will be able to add 10 or subtract 10 from a two-digit number without having to count.
The third concept your child will explore is measurement and data. They will begin to create an understanding of the meaning and the processes of various forms of measurement. Your child will become familiar with various clock forms, and learn to tell and write time. Children will be introduced to various forms of data representation, such as charts and tables, and learn to interpret data from these sources. Specifically, your child will be required to interpret data of up to three categories. They will need to be able to answer questions involving the data points, identify how many of an object are in each category, and solve for how much more or less one category has compared to another.
The fourth concept your child will explore is geometry. They will learn more about shapes and the defining attributes associated with each shape. For example, the fact that a square is closed and four-sided is a defining attribute, while the fact that it is blue or small is not. They will practice composing and decomposing two and three-dimensional shapes. For example, creating a quadrilateral by putting two triangles together.
During their first-grade math class, your child will also begin to learn about fractions as they learn about separate parts of a whole shape. Students will begin partitioning rectangles and circles into equal shares. They will then define these parts with appropriate words such as quarters, fourths, and halves.
While your child works on combining shapes, they will learn to identify different orientations and perspectives, describe attributes as they relate to geometry, and develop an understanding of how they are alike and different. These experiences represent the foundational knowledge that will be used in later years to understand the concepts of measurement, congruence, and symmetry. When viewed comprehensively, the topics of first grade math seem like a lot for one child, but you can help your child work to develop these skills on the go with Varsity Tutors’ Common Core First Grade Math app for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
While it can be hard to imagine when your child enters the first grade, by the end of the year they will be well on their way to understanding key math concepts from algebra and geometry. The mathematic principles they learn and develop in their elementary coursework are essential for later academic success. It may seem as though building numbers with blocks, playing with shapes, and reading simplistic graphs are only marginally related to high school and college math, but these foundations lead to algebra, calculus, and beyond. So get started building your child’s mathematical foundations today when you download the Varsity Tutors Common Core First Grade Math app from iTunes or the Google Play Store.