Wild Math Curriculum: First Grade


Wild Math First Grade is everything you need to teach math outdoors! Make your first grade math year active and fun in a classroom without walls! Learning outside is engaging, naturally hands-on, and uses multiple senses. Using the natural environment as the basis for your curriculum makes concepts more concrete and increases children’s attention spans. Use pinecones, rocks, or seashells to learn addition and subtraction! Play games with lawn dice and a giant 100 chart. Experiment with a variety of containers to learn about volume and capacity in the mud kitchen.  Use bundles of sticks to learn place value!   


The curriculum is organized around units and skills typically covered in first-grade math. Activity ideas for how to learn and practice each topic outdoors are then provided for each chapter.

Each unit also includes a list of my favorite math books and games at the end of each chapter. Books and games are great outside in warm weather and inside during extreme weather or dark winter evenings.

The math skills described here have been compiled using several different math curriculums and represent what is typically taught in first grade in the United States.

A suggested unit pacing guide, suggested plans for 40 weeks, and a blank planning sheet are included. It also provides teaching guidance for concepts that may be unfamiliar to parents using the curriculum. This enables you to have peace of mind that your child is learning the skills needed for their grade level, but without relying on repetitive math workbooks or expensive curriculums. 

Math Units Covered: 

  • Numbers and Place Value
  • Patterns
  • Addition and Subtraction facts
  • Advanced Addition and Subtraction
  • Measurement and Data
  • Time and Money
  • Geometry

(see the thumbnails of the table of contents to see each skill covered)


You will receive two digital files the curriculum AND the Planner.

Wild Math First Grade is 75 pages in length and the curriculum is provided in a PDF file format. The Year planner is 43 pages and is a PDF file. You will receive a link to download the document to the email address used in the payment process or your PayPal email.

please note:

Due to the nature of digital products, returns are not accepted.

According to digital copyright law, digital curriculum cannot be resold. Physical copies can be sold if the seller confirms with the buyer that they own a digital license (via showing a receipt). Print copies are not available. Please contact us if you need bulk licenses or student licenses for your school, co-op or organization. 

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