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Mathematics       
Chairperson: Robert Bell
Building: NASH
Phone: (724) 934-7200 EXT 7301 
 
 
Kindergarten Math
 
Full Year/Full Time
 
Kindergarten students in North Allegheny use the Harcourt Math Series for Mathematics instruction. Kindergarten math is a hands-on experience for the learners. The concepts taught in kindergarten are the foundation for math skills that students will use in school and beyond. Students will learn and practice many important skills such as: rote counting, counting objects, patterning, sorting, number writing, and number recognition. Addition, subtraction, telling time to the hour, and an introduction to money are also important parts of the kindergarten math curriculum.
 
 

First Grade Mathematics

Full Year/Full Time

First grade students in North Allegheny use the Harcourt Math Series for Mathematics instruction. First grade mathematics is content is organized around developing concept with hands-on experiences, practicing strategies with guided instruction and mastering skills with repeated practice. Concepts include addition and subtraction, place value, measurement (inch/centimeter), time (hour /half hour) and money (coins to $1.00). Strategies include drawing a picture, using objects and finding a pattern. Skills include calendar, counting, and computing.
 
 

Second Grade Mathematics

Full Year/Full Time

The second grade math program is based on scientific research that focuses on effective learning processes and instructional strategies that are essential for success in a wide range of learners. Concepts, computation, and real-world problem solving skills are explored and reinforced throughout the entire math program. The content is organized around numbers, operations, two-digit addition and subtraction, money, time, interpreting data, geometry, patterns, measurement, fractions, three-digit addition and subtraction, and introductory multiplication and division. The units of study provide instruction and practice on multiple-choice and short response standardized test questions on concepts and skills. Technology support for this course is available at the Harcourt School website. This offers a motivating and meaningful way of reinforcing learned material.
 
 

Third Grade Mathematics

Full Year/Full Time

Third Grade Math is based on scientific research that focuses on effective learning processes and instructional strategies that are essential for success in a wide range of learners. These strategies include: Explicit Instruction, Conceptual Understanding, Assessment Aligned with Intervention, and Assessment Aligned to State Standards.

There are nine units that are covered in Third Grade.

· Understand Numbers and Operations

· Addition, Subtraction, Money, and Time

· Multiplication Concepts and Facts

· Division Concepts and Facts

· Data and Measurement

· Geometry

· Patterns and Probability

· Fractions and Decimals

· Multiply and Divide by 1 – Digit Numbers
 
 
Fourth Grade Mathematics
 
Full Time/Full Year
 
Fourth grade math is designed to give students instruction, practice, and problem-solving experiences in a variety of areas. These include operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students will practice computation with and without a calculator. Also included are concepts of elapsed time, estimation strategies, measurement, and interpreting and representing data. In addition, students will study basic probability and algebraic concepts and a thorough unit on geometry. The curriculum is directly related to PSSA standards for fourth grade.
 
 
Fifth Grade Mathematics
 
Full Time/Full Year

Fifth Grade Mathematics is a standards based curriculum that focuses on the conceptual understanding of mathematics using research based instructional strategies. The students develop conceptual knowledge of mathematics through the use of manipulatives and problem solving activities. Instruction is delivered through the use of both explicit and differentiated instruction. The curriculum is aligned with the PA Standards for Mathematics.

Fifth Grade Mathematics concepts are grouped into nine units of study:

· Using Whole Numbers and Decimals

· Data and Graphing

· Multiplying Whole Numbers and Decimals

· Dividing Whole Numbers and Decimals

· Number Theory and Fractions

· Operations With Fractions

· Geometry and Algebra

· Measurement

· Ratio, Percent, and Probability

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