Math

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Mathematics is an integral part of all life and enables us to appreciate the orderliness and wisdom of God’s Creation. It is the language needed to function competently in our technological world. Therefore the knowledge, attitudes, and skills nurtured in mathematics will help students to grow and succeed in the life that God has given them to live.

 

Mathematics Broad Standards and Goals

From a Christ-Centered Perspective, Students Will:

Understand numerical concepts and mathematical operations.

  • Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.
  • Understand the meaning of operations and how they relate to one another.
  • Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Understand algebraic concepts and applications.

  • Understand patterns, relations, and functions.
  • Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols.
  • Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.
  • Analyze changes in various contexts.

Understand geometric concepts and applications.

  • Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematics arguments about geometric relationships.
  • Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.
  • Apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.
  • Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.

Understand measurement systems and applications.

  • Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.
  • Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Understand how to formulate questions, analyze data, and determine probabilities.

  • Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them.
  • Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data.
  • Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data.
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of probability.

Mathematics Texts and Resources:

  1. K-8 Saxon Mathematics, Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt, 2007
  2. Algebra 1-Saxon Mathematics, Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt, 2004
  3. K-5 First In Math on-line remedial-enrichment program, Suntex International.
  4. Math Manipulatives: unifex cubes, geoboards, pattern blocks, and coins.