Everyday Math

Everyday Mathematics was adopted as the math program at Woodruff Primary School because we felt that our students needed a rigorous and balanced math curriculum. It is a comprehensive program that includes the following areas:

Number and Operations
Algebraic Functions (Patterns)
Data Analysis and Probability

Everyday Math introduces a great number of skills at each grade level. It differentiates which skills are beginning skills, developing skills, and secure skills. The secure skills are the skills that are formally assessed on the report card.

Everyday Math takes a spiral approach to developing skills. Once students are introduced to a skill, they will continue to see that type of problem throughout the year.

KINDERGARTEN SKILLS: (These skills will be assessed on the report card.)

I use and explain strategies to solve mathematical problems.
I use words (more, less, larger, smaller, wider, narrower, thinner, thicker)
and representations (objects, fingers, drawings) to describe mathematical


I can count objects using one-to-one correspondence and tell how many are in
a set.
I can identify numerals 0-10 (in random order). 
I can identify numerals 11-31 (in random order).   
I can count forward to 20.
I can count backward from 10.
I understand more, fewer, same.

I sort objects into subgroups, classifying and comparing according to a rule.
I recognize, duplicate, and extend patterns.

I recognize and describe some characteristics of shapes.
I understand and use direction, location, and position words (near, far, up,
down, below, above, beside, next to, between, over, under).

I order, compare, and describe objects by size (larger/smaller), length
(longer/shorter), capacity (more/less), and weight (heavier/lighter).
I explore and use common instruments (calendar, clock, ruler, scale,
thermometer) for estimating and measuring during work or play.
I can identify a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and dollar.
I can tell time to the hour.

I collect data and make records using lists or graphs.

1st GRADE MATH SKILLS: (These skills will be assessed on the report card.)

These skills will be assessed the 1st NINE WEEKS.
Counts by 2s to 20 – Counts by 5s to 50
Counts up and back by 1s starting with any number up to and including 20
Counts up to 20 objects
Exchanges pennies for nickels
Tells time to the nearest hour
Knows addition facts to 5
Knows subtraction facts to 5

These skills will be added the 2nd NINE WEEKS.
Orders and compares numbers to 22
Tells time to the nearest half-hour
Knows addition facts to 10
Knows subtraction facts to 10
Measures to the nearest whole inch
Reads a thermometer

These skills will be added the 3rd NINE WEEKS.
Counts sets of quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies
Understands place value for number to 99
Knows addition facts to 15
Knows subtraction facts to 15
Uses "greater than", "less than", and "equal to" correctly when comparing groups

These skills will be added the 4th NINE WEEKS.
Writes number words to 10
Recognizes number words through 20
Understands place value for numbers through 999
Identifies numbers to 100 as odd or even
Answers questions based on charts and graphs
Knows addition facts to 18
Knows subtraction facts to 18
Classifies two-dimensional shapes as polygons or nonpolygons
Identifies prisms, pyramids, and cones
Identifies the line of symmetry

2nd GRADE MATH SKILLS: (These skills will be assessed on the report card.)

These skills will be assessed the 1st NINE WEEKS. (Units 1-3)
Counts by 2s, 5s, and 10s
Makes tallies and gives the total
Completes “What’s My rule?” tables
Constructs fact families: addition & subtraction
Completes simple Frames & Arrows diagrams
Finds equivalent names for numbers
Identifies place value: 2-digit & 3-digit numbers
Shows “P”, “N”, “D”, “Q” for a given amount
Knows all addition facts
Knows easy subtraction facts

These skills will be added the 2nd NINE WEEKS. (Units 4-6)
Draws line segments
Identifies 2-dimensional shapes
Adds and subtracts with multiples of 10
Solves addition and subtraction number stories
Adds three 1-digit numbers mentally

These skills will be added the 3rd NINE WEEKS. (Units 7-9)
Measures to the nearest inch
Measures to the nearest centimeter
Knows complements of 10
Counts by 2s, 5s, and 10s and describes the patterns
Finds missing addends for next multiple of 10
Solves number-grid puzzles
Plots data on a bar graph
Shades a specified fractional part of a region
Gives the fraction name for the shaded part of a region
Identifies equivalencies: inches, feet, and yards
Uses a ruler, tape measure, and meter/yardstick

These skills will be added the 4th NINE WEEKS. (Units 10-12)
Reads and writes money amounts in decimal notation
Uses equivalent coins to show money amounts in different ways
Uses a calculator to compute money amounts
Knows exchange values of U.S. coins
Knows and expresses automatically the values of digits in 2-, 3-, and 4-
digit numbers
Multiplies numbers with 0 or 1 as a factor
Tells time to 5-minute intervals
Demonstrates calendar concepts and skills
Compares quantities from a bar graph