What Are Some First Grade Math Problems?

# What Are Some First Grade Math Problems?

In first grade math, children learn addition and subtraction of whole numbers, comparison of whole numbers, telling time, measurement and geometric shapes. Emphasis is placed on reasoning and development of number sense, according to the United States Core Curriculum frameworks.

Here are some examples of first grade math problems.

Subtraction:

Comparing and measuring:

1 pound = ___ ounces (answer: 16)

1 pint = _____ cups (answer: 4)

4 quarts = _____ gallons (answer: 1)

Which weighs more: 10 ounces of grapes or 2 pounds of apples? (answer: 2 pounds of apples)

Telling time:

To teach children how to tell time, use a clock or watch, or use pictures of a clock. (The old standby paper plate with hands made of construction paper still works!) Ask the children to show:

5:00

8:30

4:15

Ask them to ‘set’ the clock at 4:00, and then show what time is twenty minutes later. (Answer: 4:20)

Geometric shapes:

How many sides does a triangle have? (Answer: 3)

Which shape has four sides: a square, a circle or a triangle? (Answer: square)

Which shape is solid: a circle, a rectangular prism or a square? (Answer: a rectangular prism)