Through the introduction to the math program, students learn to read and write numbers from 1 to 100, count by 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s through 100, and add and subtract two-digit numbers up to 100. Other topics include time, money, basic and equivalent fractions, polygons and shapes, measuring using inches and centimeters, as well as understanding multiplication and division. Word problems and methods of solving them are an integral part of the program.
In the 2nd grade math program, basic concepts introduced in the first grade are extended. Students learn to read and write numbers in the 100s both in digits and in words, adding and subtracting to 1 000 without renaming, and completing those operations with renaming. Topics covered include metric measurement, multiplication and division through the 10s, money, time, geometric shapes, graphing, and the area of simple figures along with extensive practice of multi-step word problems.
In the 3rd grade math program, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are mastered. Timed tests are used to build automaticity (the combination of speed and accuracy) in these operations. Other topics covered include numbers through the thousands, decimal numbers, place values of decimal numbers, the basics of geometry, fractions, measurements of length and weight, unit conversions, time, money, area, perimeter, and extensive practice with multi-step word problems.
Topics covered in the 4th grade math program include numbers up to one million, multiplication, division, multiplication and division number stories, fractions, parallel and perpendicular lines, area and perimeter, computation and use of decimals, averaging data, estimating, angles, percents, reflection and symmetry, naming and constructing geometric figures and extensive practice with multi-step word problems.
Topics covered in the 5th grade math program include number theory, estimation and computation, division, fractions, decimals, percents, exponents, angles, coordinates, area and volume.