# Mathematics

Grade 4
Big  Ideas:
Through a framework of developmental skills and processes, to be expanded on in later grades, students apply mathematical concepts to a range of real life situations. Emphasis is on mathematical discussion, writing and representation. Highlights include data analysis, graphing, patterns, place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication, division, measurement, fractions, decimals, geometry, and multiplication of larger numbers.

Grade 5
Big Ideas: With activities tailored to diverse learning styles, such as hands-on lessons, game creation and word problems, students make connections between math concepts and real life situations. The Brain Breakers program and computer lab activities help develop math literacy, creativity and problem solving. Highlights include number concepts, addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, geometry, patterns, fractions/decimals, measurement, and statistics/data.

Grade 6
Big Ideas: By participating in hands-on activities, students develop problem-solving skills, mathematical processes and computational abilities. Emphasis is on developing mathematical reasoning using verbal, concrete and symbolic representations. Highlights include decimals, fractions, percents, order of operations, area, perimeter, volume, patterns and equations, graphing, transformations, multiples, factors, mixed numbers and improper fractions, ratios, angles and triangles.

Grade 7
Big Ideas: Through experiential, hands-on activities, students further develop their problem-solving skills, mathematical processes and computational abilities. Emphasis is on developing mathematical reasoning through creating bridges between verbal, concrete, pictorial and symbolic representations. Students explore different mathematical concepts to describe and understand our world.