Class I Math
The curriculum is designed around the core objectives of place value to 100, addition and subtraction facts, adding and subtracting, writing and solving number sentences, word problems, and patterns. These objectives are taught to mastery. Mini units include time, money, and geometry. Students are given a wide variety of hands-on experiences and exercises in practical computation. Automaticity of the basic addition and subtraction facts is important. Students work on critical thinking through problem solving, reasoning and generalization. Simulation activities coincide with specific math units to connect application of knowledge to real life events. Cooperative learning and varied small group interactive activities support the concepts presented. Mathematical ideas are related to other areas of the curriculum so that students acquire broader notions about the interconnectedness to other fields.