Building directly on Math K, Math 1 establishes a solid understanding of basic math concepts, such as:

  • comparing and ordering numbers,
  • mastering all basic addition facts and most basic subtraction facts,
  • adding two-digit numbers without regrouping,
  • naming fractions,
  • and measuring with inches, feet, and centimeters.

Your child will also learn to create, read, and write observations from real graphics, pictographs, and bar graphs.

Saxon math programs produce confident students who are not only able to correctly compute, but also to apply concepts to new situations. These materials gently develop concepts, and the practice of those concepts is extended over a considerable period of time. This is called “incremental development and continual review.” Material is introduced in easily understandable pieces (increments), allowing students to grasp one facet of a concept before the next one is introduced. Both facets are then practiced together until another one is introduced. This feature is combined with continual review in every lesson throughout the year. Topics are never dropped but are increased in complexity and practiced every day, providing the time required for concepts to become totally familiar.

Saxon’s Math 1 program is carefully planned and packaged in a homeschool kit to make your teaching experience easier. First-graders will skip count by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s; compare and order numbers; identify ordinal position to tenth; identify a sorting rule; identify and extend patterns; solve routine and non-routine problems; master all basic addition facts and most of the basic subtraction facts; add two-digit numbers without regrouping; picture and name fractions; measure using inches, feet, and centimeters; compare volume, mass, and area; tell time to the half hour; count pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters; identify and draw polygons; identify geometric solids; tally; and create, read, and write observations from real graphs, pictographs, and bar graphs.

What is included in the 1st Grade Homeschool Kit?(1) The Teacher`s Manual, which is the heart of the program, containing the daily lessons, pre-class preparation instruction, a list of materials needed for each lesson, and an actual scripted lesson for every day.(2) The Student Workbook, which contains all needed written practice pages, masters, and fact cards for your child`s use.(3) The Meeting Book , which replaces classroom bulletin boards used in the school Saxon program. This meeting book begins each lesson in Saxon – a sort of opening exercise in which your child practices skills related to time, temperature, money, counting, patterning, and problem solving.