Conant's Mathematics Program
The goal of teaching mathematics is to help all students develop mathematical power. —National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Math Overview
Kindergarten and First Grade uses Investigations in Number, Data, and Space developed by TERC/Scott Foresman. Grades 2 through 6 uses Scott ForesmanAddison Wesley Mathematics
Grade Level Emphasis
In addition to the areas of emphasis listed below, Conant's students in grades one through six are taught ageappropriate math vocabulary, problemsolving strategies, and skills involving numbers, operations (i.e., estimation, mentalmath strategies, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and integers), geometry, measurement, time, money, data analysis and probability, and algebra. The major emphasis of our mathematics program at each grade level is the following:
Kindergarten  Grade 1 
Handson learning and inquirybased teaching are the basis for our math program. The curriculum is carefully designed to encourage students to participate and take risks in mathematics, based on the TERC/Scott Foresman Investigations in Number, Data, and Space program. Children use prior knowledge to make sense of and develop an understanding of fundamental mathematical ideas. Students construct their own strategies and approaches, rather than rely on memorized procedures. Prior to the introduction of conventional algorithams, solutions are expressed through discussion, pictures, numbers and words. 
Grade 2

Grade 2 Uses pictures, words, and numbers to have students solve word problems and record their thinking in writing (journal writing). Estimation and mentalmath strategies are emphasized. Focus is on addition and subtraction facts through twenty. The concepts of regrouping and multiplication are introduced. 
Grade 3

Grades 3 through 6 From stepbystep instruction on every student page to daily assessment and customized intervention, the math program enables teachers to differentiate instruction and helps students achieve authentic progress.
Grade 3 Stresses mental math, problemsolving strategies, regrouping, and mastering addition and subtraction facts. Wholenumber multiplication and division, adding and subtracting money, time, and fraction and decimal concepts are introduced. 
Grade 4

Grade 4 Emphasizes mental math, the concept of place value, reading numbers to 100,000,000, measurement (i.e., length, weight, and temperature), and adding and subtracting whole numbers. Students learn how to multiply twodigit numbers and divide onedigit divisor into a larger dividend and money. Equivalent fractions, decimalfractions relationships, and adding and subtracting with like and unlike denominators are introduced. 
Grade 5

Grade 5 Values the mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers. Emphasis is on mental math, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing mixed numbers, fractions, and decimals. Developing linear measurement and probability skills are continued. Students are introduced to the concepts of number theory (i.e., prime and composite numbers, prime factorization, greatest common factor, and least common multiple) integers, decimal operations, ratio, proportion, and percent. 
Grade 6

Grade 6 Reviews all of the basic skills involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole and mixed numbers, fractions, decimals, geometry, and mental math strategies. Emphasis is on studying integers, ratio, percent, and probability. Students are introduced to the concepts of statistics, patterns and number theory, and the connections of arithmetic to algebra. 
 Scope and SequenceNumbers   Numeration  Number Theory  Money  Fraction Concepts  Decimal Concepts  Integers and Other Numbers  Operations   Estimation and Mental Math Strategies  WholeNumber Addition  WholeNumber Subtraction  WholeNumber Multiplication  WholeNumber Division  Fraction Operations  Decimal Operations  Integer Operations  Ratio, Proportion, and Percent   Ratio and Proportion  Percent  Geometry   Plane and Solid Figures  Classifying Figures  Measurement   Length, Weight/Mass, Capacity, and Temperature  Time  Perimeter, Area, and Volume  Converting Units  Data Analysis and Probability   Graphs  Data Collection and Analysis  Probability  Algebra   Patterns, Properties, and Expressions  Relationships  Equations and Inequalities  Mathematical Processes   ProblemSolving Skills  ProblemSolving Strategies  Reasoning and Proof  Connections  Communication  Representation 
