Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 1: Word List - Math
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add  Read Word
determine the sum of
addition  Read Word
a quantity that is added; something added to what you already have
analog clock  Read Word
a clock that displays the time of day by the position of hands on a dial
capacity  Read Word
mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
certain  Read Word
reliable in operation or effect; having or feeling no doubt
clock  Read Word
a timepiece that shows the time of day
cone  Read Word
a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
corner  Read Word
position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle
cylinder  Read Word
a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line; a cylindrical container
digit  Read Word
one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
digital clock  Read Word
a clock that displays the time of day digitally
double  Read Word
twice as great or many
face  Read Word
confront; encounter; be opposite
fewer than  Read Word
not as many as
figure  Read Word
a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
half-hour  Read Word
30 minutes
hexagon  Read Word
a six-sided polygon
hour  Read Word
a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
hour hand  Read Word
the shorter hand of a clock that points to the hours
impossible  Read Word
not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with
large  Read Word
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
line plot  Read Word
a graphical display of a set of data where each separate piece of data is shown as a dot or mark above a number line
mass  Read Word
the property of something that is great in magnitude
measure  Read Word
determine the size of something; mark, lay out, or establish dimensions; estimate by evaluation or comparison
medium  Read Word
state that is intermediate between extremes
minus  Read Word
less; requiring to be subtracted; negative
minute  Read Word
a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
minute hand  Read Word
the hand on a watch or clock that indicates minutes
multi-step  Read Word
involving multiple steps
non-standard  Read Word
not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence
parallelogram  Read Word
a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length
place value  Read Word
the numerical value that a digit has by virtue of its position in a number
plus  Read Word
involving advantage or good; on the positive side or higher end of a scale
prism  Read Word
a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms
rectangular  Read Word
having the shape of a rectangle; having one or more right angles
representation  Read Word
act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
side  Read Word
an extended outer surface of an object
single-step  Read Word
a process in which a program can be performed one instruction
skip count  Read Word
counting by a number that is not 1
small  Read Word
slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope
square  Read Word
rectangular shape
strategy  Read Word
elaborate and systematic plan; plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal
subtract  Read Word
remove a part from the whole
subtraction  Read Word
reduction; deduction; removing a part from the whole
take away  Read Word
take from a person or place; take out or remove
tallies  Read Word
current score or amount
tally mark  Read Word
unary numeral system used for counting
time  Read Word
a suitable moment
trapezoid  Read Word
a quadrilateral with two parallel sides
unit  Read Word
an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity