The Humble ISD Elementary Math Model encompasses a balanced approach to developing mathematical fluency, conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning. Math is connected to real life situations and requires students to communicate about their thinking as required by state standards. The principles of algebraic thinking are embedded within the math model framework and require students to use properties as well as place value to solve computational problems.


    First Grade


    What students will do in the classroom and beyond:

    * Use place value to solve problems.

    * Use place value by skip counting a collection of coins by ones, fives, and tens.

    * Compose and decompose numbers.

    * Use efficient strategies to solve single and multi-step problems.

    * Solve problems involving unknowns.

    * Group a collection of objects into sets of hundreds, tens, and ones.

    * Recall and write basic facts.

    * Compose and decompose 2D and 3D shapes as well as classify 2D and 3D shapes based on their attributes.

    * Measure length with nonstandard units.

    * Identify the measurable attribute of a given objects.

    * Describe patterns in counting by ones (forward and backwards) and skip counting and use those

    patterns to predict the next number in the counting sequences.

    * Interpret data using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs.

    * Use the most efficient strategy for solving mathematical situation.

    * Represent a whole to show it having equal parts.