Introduction to Math Standards with the Finch

To help teachers integrate the Finch into their classroom, we have compiled a list of the Common Core* math standards for grades K-8. We have placed each standard into one of the categories shown below. The color of the icon for a given standard tells you the category for that standard. In addition, an example or explanation is given to indicate why we selected that category.  Links to Finch activities are included where appropriate.

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A Finch project can meet this standard.

This standard may be difficult to meet with Finch projects.

A Finch project can meet this standard.

This category is used for standards that can be met with Finch projects. Some standards can be met with almost any project. For example, standard 4.NF.C is “Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.” The Finch accelerometer reading for each axis is a decimal between -1.5 and 1.5, which means that any project that uses acceleration measurements will meet this standard. Other math standards can best be met with an activity designed specifically for that standard. As an example, Exponents and Loops was designed to meet standards involving integer exponents, such as 8.EE.A.

For standards in this category, our standards alignment documents will give an example of a possible Finch connection or project. This is just one example; there may be many other possibilities! 

This standard may be difficult to meet with Finch projects.

Some standards are focused on a particular technique or content that is incompatible with the Finch. For example, 7.G.A emphasizes constructing shapes with a ruler and protractor. While you can draw shapes with the Finch, that does not fit the intent of this standard.

For standards in this category, our standards alignment documents will give an explanation of why the standard is difficult to meet with a Finch project.

Common Core Math Standards (Grades K-8)

* Common Core standards are the property of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.