Title I math students generally need to acquire competency in the following skill areas:

  • Mastery of Basic Facts -  fluency of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts will enable the student to complete math assignments more efficiently and accurately.
  • Math vocabulary – the student needs to understand and use appropriate math terms and symbols
  • Problem-solving Skills  - the student should be able to identify the necessary information, develop and carry out a plan to solve the problem, check the appropriateness of the answer, and explain how the problem was solved.

Continuous encouragement and reinforcement by you, the parent, will help your child improve his/her math progress.  A ten-minute daily reinforcement activity on computational skills may make a difference for a lifetime.

 

Academic Standards for Mathematics

 

Standard

 

Focus of Instruction

 

Skills Taught to Achieve Standard

 

2.1

 

Numbers, Number Systems and
Number Relationships

Types of numbers
(e.g., whole, prime, irrational, complex)
Equivalent forms
(e.g., fractions, decimals, percents)

 

2.2

 

Computation and Estimation

Basic functions (+, -, ´, ¸)
Reasonableness of answers
Calculators

 

2.3

 

Measurement and Estimation

Types of measurement (e.g., length, time)
Units and tools of measurement
Computing and comparing measurements

 

2.4

 

Mathematical Reasoning and Connections

Using inductive and deductive reasoning
Validating arguments
(e.g., if...then statements, proofs)

 

2.5

 

Mathematical Problem Solving and Communication

Problem solving strategies
Representing problems in various ways
Interpreting results

 

2.6

 

Statistics and Data Analysis

Collecting and reporting Data (e.g., charts, graphs)
Analyzing data

 

2.7

 

Probability and Predictions

Validity of data
Calculating probability to make predictions

 

2.8

 

Algebra and Functions

Equations
Patterns and functions

 

2.9

 

Geometry

 

Shapes and their properties
Using geometric principles to solve problems

 

2.10

 

Trigonometry

Right angles
Measuring and computing with triangles
Using graphing calculators

 

2.11

 

Concepts of Calculus

Comparing quantities and values

Graphing rates of change
Continuing patterns infinitely

 

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