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    The math curriculum in our school is driven by the New York State learning standards for Mathematics.  Teachers utilize a variety of materials including but not limited to: Investigations, Scotts Foresman, Compass, and Holt Mathematics.
     

     

    Elementary New York State Math Standards Pre-K-6

     

    Math Content Strands:

    Students Will:

    Number Sense and Operations

     

    §          understand numbers, multiple ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems;

    §          understand meanings of operations and procedures, and how they relate to one another;

    §          compute accurately and make reasonable estimates.

    Algebra

     

    §          represent and analyze algebraically a wide variety of problem solving situations;

    §          perform algebraic procedures accurately;

    §          recognize, use, and represent algebraically patterns, relations, and functions.

    Geometry

     

    §          use visualization and spatial reasoning to analyze characteristics and properties of geometric shapes;

    §          identify and justify geometric relationships, formally and informally;

    §          apply transformations and symmetry to analyze problem solving situations; apply coordinate geometry

    Measurement

     

    §          determine what can be measured and how, using appropriate methods and formulas;

    §          use units to give meaning to measurements;

    §          understand that all measurement contains error and be able to determine its  significance;

    §          develop strategies for estimating measurements.

    Statistics and Probability

     

    §          collect, organize, display, and analyze data;

    §          make predictions that are based upon data analysis;

    §          understand and apply concepts of probability.

    §          Select and use various types of reasoning and methods of proof.

     

    Math Process Strands:

    Students Will:

    Problem Solving

     

    §          build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving;

    §          solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts

    §          apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems;

    §          Monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving.

    Reasoning and Proof

     

    §          recognize reasoning and proof as fundamental aspects of mathematics;

    §          make and investigate mathematical conjectures;

    §          develop and evaluate mathematical arguments and proofs;

    Communication

     

    §          organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication; 

    §          communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others;

    §          analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategies of others;

    §          use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely.

    Connections

     

    §          recognize and use connections among mathematical ideas;

    §          understand how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another to  produce a coherent whole;

    §          recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics

    Representation

     

    §          create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas;

    §          select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve  problems;

    §          use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical Phenomena.