Mathematics helps children describe the world in terms of size and shape and allows them to appreciate the beauty of its patterns. As children learn mathematics they develop skills and concepts they will use in science, technology, business, and a wide range of career areas.

Children learn to value, understand and use math not only at school but also in their world. The elementary school curriculum encourages students to enjoy learning and doing math --- including standard algorithms and math facts --- and helps them to apply their growing base of knowledge as successful thinkers, problem solvers and communicators. These attributes are developed through the areas of study in:
  • Counting and Cardinality (Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten only)
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Number and Operations in Base Ten
  • Measurement and Data
  • Geometry
As we develop an understanding of these math concepts throughout the grades, we use the following math practices to promote student proficiency:


  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reaoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.