Math – Upper Elementary

In Upper Elementary school, students begin to use the Saxon Math curriculum. It involves teaching a new mathematical concept every day and constantly reviewing old concepts. The Saxon math curriculum allows students to move through at his or her own pace.

In fourth grade, students will demonstrate an understanding of number concepts, measurement, geometric shapes, patterns and mathematical relationships, data, analysis and probability. It is comprised of whole class, small group, and individual instruction.

In fifth grade, the curriculum includes the study of fractions, decimals, percent, geometry, measurement, place value, operations, and conversion of units (English and metric).

Students will develop a greater sense of logic and reasoning which are key components to problem solving and thinking critically. A mastery of operations enhances opportunities for higher mathematics and prepares students for real-world mathematical situations.