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Mathematics

Problem solving
  • solve problems with and without manipulatives
  • demonstrate that a problem can be solved in more than one way
  • solve multi-step problems
  • write about solutions
  • generalize solutions and apply to new situations
Reasoning
  • draw conclusions
  • use models, facts, properties, and relationships to explain thinking
  • compare and contrast figures, discuss strategy
Communication
  • discuss mathematical concepts and relationships
  • draw pictures and use objects to illustrate mathematical concepts
  • write about mathematical topics presented in class
  • explore patterns and relationships
Connections
  • understand the mathematical processes and procedures of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and relate them to one another
  • apply mathematical skills and concepts (measurement, graphs, and data analysis) to other subject areas
Number Sense and Numeration
  • read and write any given 4 digit number
  • understand concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and their relationship to one another
  • explore number patterns and computation from 1 to 1,000
Whole Number Operations
  • add any two or more numbers less than 1,000
  • subtract any two numbers with subtrahend less than 1,000
  • Basic facts: addition, subtraction, and multiplication
Fractions
  • know fractional parts: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 1/5, 1/6, 1/8
  • use models to show and compare equivalent fractions.
Geometry
  • Describe, model, and classify geometric figures: square, triangle, circle , rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, and parallelogram
  • cylinder, cone, cube sphere, and pyramid angles: (right, acute, obtuse, straight)
  • congruence and symmetry
Measurement
  • length – half inch, quarter inch
  • measure to nearest half inch, quarter inch
  • tell time to nearest minute
  • explore area of rectangular regions and perimeter of shapes
  • estimate and measure using quarts, gallons
  • understand coin value
  • given a specified amount of money and a price list, determine what can be purchased
  • tell time to the hour, half hour, and minute
Data Analysis and Probability
  • collect data construct picture, circle, and bar graphs
  • interpret data from bar, picture, and circle graphs
  • write questions and answers using information from a graph
  • use manipulatives to explore probability