Mathematics Curriculum Modules
Summarized from A Story Of Units
Module 1: Numbers to 10
Students will solidify the meaning of numbers to 10 with a focus on embedded numbers and relationships to 5. Students will also investigate patterns of “1 more” and “1 less.”
Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional ShapesStudents learn to identify and describe squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres. They also practice their fluency with numbers to 10.
Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, and Numbers to 10Students learn to first identify the attribute being compared. Comparison begins with developing the meaning of the word “than” – “taller than,” “shorter than,” “heavier than,” etc. Students will continue to practice fluency with numbers to 10 and begin to compare – “7 is 2 more than 5”.
Module 4: Number Pairs, Addition and Subtraction to 10Comparison of numbers continues as students study more embedded numbers. “1 more, 2 more, 3 more” lead to addition. Students represent stories with blocks, drawings, and equations.
Module 5: Numbers 10 – 20 and Counting to 100Students apply their knowledge of numbers to explore teen numbers. Teen numbers are decomposed as “10 ones and some ones.” The focus on 10 will help students as it becomes the “ten” unit in place value.
Module 6: Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing ShapesStudents build shapes from components, analyze, and compare them. They will discover that they can be composed of smaller shapes just as larger numbers are composed of smaller numbers.