Class 1 Maths: Quick Revision Tips

Class 1 Maths Quick Revision Tips
Class 1 Maths Quick Revision Tips


Class 1 Maths: Quick Revision Tips

Class one is the real beginning of education, where they learn basics in the nursery. Children have good knowledge of writing numbers, and counting objects learned from the nursery standard. In class one, the level increases and starts with counting more numbers and writing the numbers in words.

NCERT and CBSE syllabus:

The syllabus for Class One is as follows, 

  1. Numbers from 1-99
  2. Shapes
  3. Addition, Subtraction
  4. Mensuration
  5. Money
  6. Weights
  7. Time
  8. Patterns

All the chapters help the children to be more advanced and be prepared for further classes. NCERT books are considered as the main source as they have properly depicted the syllabus and CBSE recommended. With the activities and exercises after every chapter, a student could learn easily with examples and practice. You can also look into CBSE Sample Papers for Class 1 Maths Mock Paper 2.

Revision methods:

Practice and revision are the important things for maths for any class student. Class one students are not so familiar with addition, subtraction operations, so they need more practical methods of teaching and learning. 

Know the Pattern:

Before starting up the preparation and revision, all students should know the pattern of the question paper, how the questions are framed. This makes it easier to prepare or revise for the exam. CBSE class One maths mock paper can be used as the guidelines or to check the pattern before preparation.


In nursery kids learn how to write numbers till 1-20, and also one to ten in words, here in class they will learn to write 1-99 numbers and also in words. So to remember in words might be quite difficult at first. 

Make the children practice the words, and make a note of revision for writing the numbers. Revise the numbers as 1- one, 2-two every day.


Addition or Subtraction is new to children for class 1, drawing and identifying the number of objects and removing one or two objects and counting them again, makes the children easier to process the method. For example, give two pencils and count them, after that give one more and count, in that manner they will know how to added thee same way gives three pencils and takes away two. This makes learning easy for children. Practise counting while adding or subtracting an object. 

As per the mock paper, the numbers and addition or subtraction are given in the following manner;

1+6 =?

Twenty + one =?


What comes before fifty?

What is in between 24 and 26?

To answer such questions, children should be good at numbers as well as the numbers in words. For addition or subtraction use the finger method, open or close fingers and answer them. Counting the letters in a word, counting the pictures given in the paper are given in the exam.


Small amounts like one rupee, two rupee and notes like hundred, fifty are there in this chapter. Learn through coins, count them as one rupee as one, 5 rupees as number 5. 

Writing the units and tens place, one ten, ten ones.

Small and big:

Identifying the smaller and bigger numbers, like two is bigger than one. Identifying big or small through pictures, there will be two pictures of different sizes, children need to identify them. 

At home, try to identify objects and differentiate their size, like a pencil is small, and a bag is bigger. Practice by drawing diagrams in different sizes, and writing small and big numbers.


Drawing and identifying the shapes like triangles, circles, squares. In NCERT activities are given to understand the shapes. Make shapes with paper and try to identify shapes at home or anywhere, like the door is a rectangle, watermelon is round, the tent is triangle shaped.

Also, draw the shapes in worksheets, or try to draw the objects and write down the shape of them.


Few patterns will be given in sequence order and children need to find out the next thing in the pattern and answer it. Practice and observe how the pattern goes on, which one repeats after another. Practise on worksheets more, and at home place objects in such a manner and practically learn the patterns.

Quick revision tips:

  • Write down numbers from 1 to 20 at first and then write down for 21-30,31-50 and so on.
  • Break the data and learn it, do not carry on all at once.
  • For additions, practise with fingers or try to write simple slash or small lines in the workspace to not miss the count. 
  • For subtraction, example 5-3 is given, draw five lines and hide three lines with your hand on the paper. Or else, open five fingers and close three, count the remaining and write the answer.
  • While doing the measurement, it is about money, weight and time in the syllabus. Money is given as addition or Subtraction in the exam 

Try to see notes and coins of up to 100, so even if the picture is given, students can identify them easily.

  • Revise more with numbers, writing down and practising.
  • Write down spellings and count the number of letters in them. 
  • Practising with tens and ones from NCERT Book, like two tens are twenty.
  • Revising while singing or playing, singing poems with numbers, and writing on playboards, sand, etc. the numbers and also numbers in words.
  • Spelling out loud is an effective technique to remember words and letters. 
  • While drawing or answering pattern questions, make sure to carefully observe and write the answer. 
  • While eating fruits count them, and while eating the pieces of them count them, and check on how many pieces each ate. 
  • Also, check with the shape of the objects at home, observe the shapes and tell them to parents.

Class 1 maths is a foundation for kids to like or dislike maths. Make children learn the subject in a fun and interesting way. Teachers and parents should follow certain tips in making children grab attention towards the subject.

Indulging in more activities and practicing writing and counting is what makes the revision and preparation for exams easier. NCERT and mock papers help in practice and work as guidance for students.

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