Mathematics Curriculum

What will your child learn in math class this year?

Pre-kindergarten – Instructional time will focus on two areas:

  1. Developing an understanding of whole numbers using concrete objects. Students will count and compare sets of objects.
  2. Describing shapes in their environment.

Kindergarten – Instructional time will focus on two main areas:

  1. Representing and comparing whole numbers.
  2. Describing shapes and space.

Grade 1 – Instructional time will focus on four main areas:

  1. Developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20.
  2. Developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones.
  3. Developing understanding of measuring length.
  4. Putting- together and taking-apart geometric shapes.

Grade 2 – Instructional time will focus on four main areas:

  1. Understanding concepts of our base-ten number system.
  2. Building fluency with addition and subtraction.
  3. Using standard units of measure.
  4. Describing and analyzing shapes.

Grade 3 – Instructional time will focus on four main areas:

  1. Developing understanding of multiplication and division.
  2. Developing understanding of fractions.
  3. Developing understanding of rectangular arrays and concept of area.
  4. Describing two-dimensional shapes.

Grade 4 – Instructional time will focus on three main areas:

  1. Developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication and division.
  2. Developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers.
  3. Classifying geometric shapes by their properties.

Grade 5 – Instructional time will focus on three main areas:

  1. Developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions and developing understanding of multiplication and division of fractions.
  2. Extending division to include decimal numbers.
  3. Developing understanding for the concept of volume.

Grade 6 – Instructional time will focus on four main areas:

  1. Using ratio and rate to solve problems.
  2. Developing understanding of division of fractions.
  3. Using expressions and equations.
  4. Developing an understanding of statistical thinking.

Grade 7 – Instructional time will focus on four main areas:

Grade 8 – Instructional time will focus on three main areas:

High School – mathematical Standards
The high school standards specify what students should study to be college and career ready. The high school standards are listed in conceptual categories. They are:

The traditional course pathway is: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II
Click here to learn more specifics about Common Core State Standards

  1. Developing understanding of proportional relationships.
  2. Developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations.
  3. Working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
  4. Drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
    1. Solving linear equations.
    2. Developing an understanding of functions. Using functions to describe relationships.
    3. Understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.
    • Number and Quantity
    • Algebra
    • Functions
    • Modeling
    • Geometry
    • Statistics and Probability