# Math

Additional math help for students who need that extra push or students who would like to have a head start in school! Our motivated staff will be happy to assist you and your child to succeed and reach your academic goals!

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In Grade 1, instructional time is focused on four critical areas:

1. developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20
2. developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones
3. developing understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units
4. reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes

In Grade 2, instructional time is focused on four critical areas:

1. extending understanding of base-ten notation
2. building fluency with addition and subtraction
3. using standard units of measure
4. describing and analyzing shapes

In Grade 3, instructional time is focused on four critical areas:

1. developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100
2. developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions
3. developing understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area
4. describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes

In Grade 4, instructional time is focused on three critical areas:

1. developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends
2. developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers
3. understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties

In Grade 5, instructional time is focused on three critical areas:

1. developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases
2. extending division to 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations
3. developing understanding of volume

In Grade 6, instructional time is focused on four critical areas:

1. connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems
2. completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers
3. writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations
4. developing understanding of statistical thinking

In Grade 7, instructional time is focused on four critical areas:

1. developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships
2. developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations
3. solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume
4. drawing inferences about populations based on samples

In Grade 8, instructional time is focused on three critical areas:

1. formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations
2. grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships
3. analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem

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