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 Spacedeveloped 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 Sequence
Numbers 
 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 
