• # Mathematics - Elementary

• Mickey Mouse: "Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes."

Kindergarten Math
The kindergarten mathematics program uses a concrete manipulative approach to counting objects through ten; recognizing, sequencing, and writing numerals through ten; and associating set, numeral and ordinal position. The student is introduced to sets and numerals through twenty, six basic geometric shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, ellipse, and rhombus), comparative terms, positional location, telling time by the hour, naming days of the week, and patterning. Some children are introduced to simple addition and subtraction. Students focus on solving problems in everyday life and communicating oral solutions to problems.

First grade mathematics students use manipulatives to recognize, extend, describe, and create a wide variety of patterns. Number sense and number meanings from 0-100 are developed through everyday experiences and use of manipulatives. Students explore, discover, and develop meaning for whole number operations and computation through modeling and discussing a variety of problem situations. Students achieve mastery of addition and subtraction facts through 12 and the symbols +, -, and =. Students manipulate, describe, model, construct, and classify simple geometric shapes. Attributes of length, capacity, weight, volume, time, and money are explored. Telling time to the hour and half-hour, calendar concepts, the value of coins, and counting pennies, nickels, and dimes to a dollar are included. Students use physical objects to develop the concept of separating into halves, thirds, and fourths, and to construct and interpret displays of data.