It has been proven that children benefit immensely when parents take an active role in their education. Skill Sharpeners Math, Grade 1 provides the frequent, focused practice needed to help ensure mastery and retention of skills. Parents have a wonderful opportunity to support what happens in the classroom, inspiring their child's desire to learn. The math skills practiced are based on the five strands of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. Skill Sharpeners Math, Grade 1 contains ten units of grade-appropriate practice to help your child understand and maintain important math skills. There is an assessment that tests your child's understanding of the skills covered. Some questions are presented in standardized test format.