Adaptive Learning for First Grade

Welcome to VertexMathematics, an adaptive mathematics platform tailored to meet the individual learning needs of every student. In this spotlight, we delve into the intricacies of Grade 1 Mathematics within our platform. Seamlessly aligning with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), the Grade 1 Mathematics activity spans across four pivotal categories: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Measurement and Data, and Geometry.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Within the realm of Operations and Algebraic Thinking, First Graders explore addition and subtraction up to 20, majorly emphasizing operations within 10. The adaptive content crafts questions prompting students to manage numerical addition or subtraction with totals up to 10. The journey advances as they tackle simple word problems encompassing addition and subtraction, all within 20. Through continual progression, students harness diverse strategies to address the mathematical challenges presented.

Number and Operations in Base Ten

In the Number and Operations in Base Ten section, we embolden First Graders with pivotal place value concepts, counting exercises up to 120, and numerical comparisons. The adaptive platform spurs questions pushing students to discern the value of digits, sequence numbers progressively or regressively, and juxtapose numbers ranging from 1 to 120. Furthermore, students grapple with addition and subtraction scenarios within 100.

Measurement and Data

The Measurement and Data facet primes First Graders to comprehend and decode data. Our tailored questions challenge them to contrast object lengths utilizing non-standard units, articulate and delineate time in hourly or half-hourly intervals, and cultivate an understanding of data via bar graph interpretations.


The Geometry sphere acquaints First Graders with elementary shape concepts and their inherent attributes. Our adaptive model proffers questions that inspire students to identify, characterize, and contrast shapes based on inherent attributes. They evolve to discern and sketch shapes with explicit attributes and further divide circles and rectangles into congruent portions, elucidating these partitions using terminology like halves, fourths, and quarters.

Alpine Quest: Diagnostic Assessment

Alpine Quest stands as our premier diagnostic assessment, meticulously engineered to calibrate the grade level of each student based on our sophisticated learning algorithm. This calibration guarantees that students move forward at their personalized pace, ensuring a truly bespoke learning expedition. The resultant calibrated grade level acts as the foundation for a comprehensive, individualized learning experience across the VertexMathematics platform.

At VertexMathematics, our ethos revolves around the belief that each child, unique in their learning style and pace, deserves an education tailored just for them. We're here to ensure that transformative journey.