Grade Intensive Series

A daily program designed to catch kids up on the big ideas of 1st grade, building a strong foundation for their 2nd grade learning.

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Current 1st grade students should complete the following priority digital lessons. Resources for teachers, tutors, and caregivers to use alongside each lesson are also available.

Add and Subtract Small Numbers

32 Lessons | Grade 1 Mission 1

This Mission teaches students all about counting. Students work on counting, composing and decomposing numbers to 10.

Meet Place Value

23 Lessons | Grade 1 Mission 2

This Mission teaches students to tackle larger numbers. Students move from counting on to more sophisticated decomposition and composition strategies and identifying a 10 as one unit.

If students complete the Intensive Series, current 1st graders should also complete: 

Add and Subtract Bigger Numbers

23 Lessons | Grade 1 Mission 4

This Mission extends students' understanding of counting on, decomposing and counting strategies. Students learn new strategies to identify tens and ones, and they’ll compare, add, and subtract numbers up to 40.  


What instructional content is covered in each digital lesson?

Digital lessons follow the scope and sequence of Eureka Math/EngageNY. They include fluency, concept development, and independent practice. Digital lessons received a top-rating from EdReports.org and are aligned to state standards.

I am tutoring kids in a summer program. Can I use this content? 

Summer Intensive Series can be used for summer school, tutoring programs, or targeted interventions. We also offer materials that tutors or teachers can use to facilitate rich math discussions around the core ideas of each Intensive Series.  

My child is new to Zearn Math. Can I use at home as a parent? 

As a nonprofit, our instructional materials are free for families and kids. Our Parent/Caregiver supports offer the information you need to create an account for yourself and your child, help your child log in to their account, and orient them to Zearn Math Digital Lessons, so they can begin learning with Zearn Math at home.

How much time does each digital lesson take?

Each digital lesson takes about 30 minutes to complete. Kids work through each component at their own pace. After completing one lesson, they automatically go on to the next lesson.

How effective are digital lessons?

Studies show that completing three Zearn Math lessons weekly alongside daily instruction leads to learning gains equivalent to 140 days of additional instructional days a year. Our materials qualify for newly released Federal ESSER funding.