First Grade Math Vocabulary

Common Core State Standards Overview for First Grade Math

Algebraic Thinking
  • Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction
  • Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction
  • Add and subtract within 20
  • Work with addition and subtraction equations
Number & Operations in Base 10
  • Extend the counting sequence
  • Understand place value
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract
Measurement & Data
  • Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units
  • Tell and write time
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes

VocabularySpellingCity has created these first grade math word lists so parents and teachers can use interactive educational vocabulary games as supplements to the first grade math curriculum. Each word list is tailored for use in a first grade math class, with grade-appropriate sentences and definitions. Simply select a math category and choose any of the 35+ games. Read MoreRead Less

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core First Grade Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity provides these academic vocabulary lists with the words used in meaningful sample sentences and explained with level-appropriate definitions. Teachers can import these math word lists, and other first grade spelling lists, into their accounts, where sentences and definitions can be edited and words can be added or removed.

The math vocabulary lists, are based on the Common Core First Grade Math Standards. A review of these necessary terms, will help budding mathematicians build a solid math foundation. Students can practice their first grade math definitions through interactive games designed to facilitate otherwise dull repetitive drills and practice.

You can import the word lists into your account and use with any of our 35+ activities. Grade level-appropriate activities are recommended below.

The following games are recommended for 1st Grade Math Vocabulary Lists.

Which Initial Sound? allows students to practice recognizing the initial sound in a word.

Play Which Initial Sound? with a 1st grade Math list.

Word Unscramble provides practice unscrambling letters to form words.

Play Word Unscramble with a 1st grade Math list.

Alphabetize gives students practice putting words into alphabetical order.

Play Alphabetize with a 1st grade Math list.