Counting, recognizing numerals, and comparing size and shape are introduced in kindergarten. First grade math introduces addition, subtraction, place value, time, and money. Addition and subtraction with regrouping is taught along with fractions, geometry, and basic multiplication in second grade. In third grade, students discover the craft of problem solving. They use different strategies to solve problems. Multiplication and division facts are mastered. Geometry and spatial sense continues to grow.
The fourth, fifth and sixth grade curriculum continues to build upon the basic facts while introducing new skills. The program focuses on multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, geometry, measurement and problem solving. Our fifth and sixth graders learn more complex problem solving skills and apply them to real life situations to integrate mathematical and logical thinking skills. Fifth and sixth grad students are separated into two tracks based on teacher recommendations, Terra Nova scores, and the previous year's grades. The material covered is based on the same concepts but the speed taught will vary on the track. The quicker the comprehension and application, the more quickly the group will progress.
The course of study in grade seven includes a review of all basic math concepts involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Percents and all applications are covered. Geometric concepts and applications are presented. Pre-Algebra: integers and equations are introduced. The course of study in grade eight follows two separate tracks based on a student's ability to acquire and apply new mathematical skills. Track One: first semester- pre-algebra, second semester - algebra one. Track Two: algebra one - complete course.