Develop a Deep and Flexible Conceptual Understanding


Deepen their knowledge and understanding of numerals, quantity, geometry, and patterns through investigations with number lines, pattern blocks, and other manipulatives. Daily routines centered on these areas also promote a solid foundation for mathematics.

Develop Accurate and Appropriate Procedural Fluency 

Apply language, sequence, and patterns of numbers and the procedures of data collection and build efficacy through rote counting, composing and decomposing numbers, and identifying patterns. Students will further develop an understanding and application of patterns by comparing attributes of different objects.

Develop Strategies for Problem Solving 

Develop strategies to select and use the appropriate tool or method to explore and solve mathematical problems and tasks. Through activities that employ comparison, sorting, and patterns, students engage in observation, critical thinking, and application to create solutions.

Develop Mathematical Reasoning 

Observe, process, and respond to mathematical inquires and investigations. Students are articulating their thought process when asked questions like “Why do you think that?” “How do you know?” and “Could we do it a different way?”

Develop a Productive Mathematical Disposition 

Recognize how math is important and relevant to understanding and interacting with the world. Students are actively curious and persist in problem solving, even when met with unexpected results. Significant relationships are solidified between vocabulary, such as more, less, equal, heavy, light, tall, short, and the numerical relationships they describe.

Develop the Ability to Make Conjectures, Model, and Generalize


Make informed guesses while engaged in the problem solving process. Students are identifying and extending mathematical patterns, then applying that knowledge of patterns to other contexts.

Develop the Ability to Communicate Mathematically 

Use math specific vocabulary to describe the world and their discoveries. Students engage in math centered communication with their teacher and their peers, both written and orally, and strive to make sure that their ideas are heard and understood.

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