The purpose of the math program is to present a complete and balanced instruction of math concepts that incorporates computation, problem solving, and critical thinking.
In First Grade Math, students will learn basic computation skills (addition and subtraction) using single and double digit numbers. As they explore and learn the grade level math concepts (numeration, whole numbers, patterns, fractions, measurement, geometry, statistics, data collection, graphs, algebra), they will use logic, analyze, gather, compare and interpret data, use reasoning, and make connections that help them to solve problems and use their mathematical skills across the curriculum. They will have the opportunity to work hands on within every aspect of the curriculum.
In Second Grade Math, students will develop sound mathematical skills they can build upon. They will learn to recall addition and subtraction facts from memory. They should understand the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction, and be able to predict the relative size of solutions for both addition and subtraction; in other words, they should understand that adding two whole numbers will result in a number larger than either of the two original numbers. Students should be able to add and subtract two-digit numbers with or without regrouping.
In Third Grade Math, students will move from a concrete to an abstract understanding of mathematical concepts. They will master addition and subtraction, including computations using 4-digit numbers. They will learn grade level math concepts while emphasizing both multiplication and division concepts and facts. They will learn the essential tools and concepts that will help them to solve problems and allow them to use their mathematical skills across the curriculum.
In Fourth Grade Mathematics, students will develop an understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication and long division. They will also develop an understanding of fractions, including equivalency, addition and subtraction, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers. Students will be introduced to geometric figures and their properties, such as parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.
In Fifth Grade Math, students will be able to identify place value, compare and order numbers, round numbers, and identify prime and composite numbers. Students will advance their basic computation skills, including addition and subtraction with four or more digits, multiplication with three digit multipliers, and double digit division with or without remainders. Students will also be able to apply the above to both fractions and decimals. In Geometry, students will be able to identify solid figures, congruent and similar figures, the parts of a circle, and be able to use a ruler and protractor correctly. Measurement topics to be mastered include elapsed time, temperature, and familiarity with customary units of measurement, including inches, feet, yards, miles, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.