Mathematics

Kindergarten
Big Ideas: 
By providing integrated numeracy experiences using objects, quantities and relationships, children develop a solid sense of numbers and flexible mathematical thinking. Lessons incorporate literacy, hands-on exploration, technology and reinforcement games. Concepts are explored through manipulatives (concrete), diagrams and pictures (pictorial), and symbols and numbers (symbolic); an understanding of numeracy and memory strategies for math facts to 10 is a key program component. Highlights include sorting, patterns, graphing, numeracy, measurement, part-part whole thinking and problem solving. 

Grade 1 
Big Ideas:
The curriculum aims to foster positive attitudes toward the conceptual understanding of numeracy and mathematics by providing opportunities for students to explore different materials, tools and contexts. Students engage in classroom discussions and activities that link concrete, pictorial and symbolic representations and real-world connections. Highlights include sorting and patterning; graphing and data analysis; number operations and problem solving; and measurement, geometry and place value.

Grade 2
Big Ideas: Teachers introduce concepts that enable students to develop a conceptual basis of mathematical processes. Using hands-on activities, small group work and interactive tools, including iPad applications, students apply learned knowledge to symbolic numbers and formulas. Highlights include numbers to 100, place value, patterns, inequalities, addition/subtraction of 1-2 digit numbers, word problems, measurement, calendar and graphing. 

Grade 3
Big Ideas: 
Students apply learned math skills to daily interactions in and out of the classroom. Through hands-on, interactive lessons, students use abstract concepts and mathematical thought processes; a supportive classroom environment fosters higher-level reasoning and critical-thinking skills. Highlights include place value, addition/subtraction, mental math strategies and word problems, shapes and space, graphing, measurement, multiplication, division, fractions, time, patterns and relations. 
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