Friday, May 31, 2013

2nd-5th Grade Math

Goals & Objectives

The arithmetic program at Lighthouse Christian School provides students with strong math computation skills. They learn arithmetic in a sequence that starts very concrete and forces students to be able use abstract thinking to problem solve and master new skills. Each grade follows an important sequence that makes their learning easier to use in their every day lives. Elementary level arithmetic students will review the basic operations of math each year, such as:

  • addition
  • subtraction
  • multiplication
  • division
  • place value
  • measures
  • roman numerals
  • graph reading
  • logical thinking and problem solving 

In addition to these skills each elementary grade primarily focuses on the following:
  • 2nd grade:
    • Addition/Subtraction: carrying and borrowing up through the thousands place
    • Multiplication/ Division: understanding the concept of these and learning the facts through the fives tables.
    • Fractions and fractional portions of geometric shapes
  • 3rd grade:
    • Multiplication/Division: being able to prove how to solve a problem six different ways.
    • Fractions: different types of fractions and how to solve and reduce them
  • 4th grade:
    • Fractions and mixed numbers: all types of fractions and learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide them.
  • 5th grade:
    • Fractions: all types of fractions and mixed numbers, as well as learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide them.
    • Decimals: turning fractions to decimals, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals, and the place value of decimals and mixed decimals