June 23, 2017

Math Grade Level Learning Goals

Here is a list of skills and concepts that students are assessed against at each grade level.

Kindergarten
  • Know counting sequence to 100
  • Count and tell the number of objects
  • Read and write numerals to 20
  • Compare numerals
  • Understand concept of addition and subtraction
  • Understand place value (11-19)
  • Identify and describe shapes
  • Use strategies to solve problems accurately
  • Justify their thinking
  • Begin to use mathematical language

First Grade
  • Extend the counting sequence to 120
  • Read and write numerals to 120
  • Compare two 2-digit numbers using <, >, =
  • Represent and solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Work with addition and subtraction equations
  • Fluently add and subtract within 20
  • Understand place value tens and ones
  • Tell and write time to the half hour
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes
  • Use strategies to solve problems accurately
  • Justify their thinking
  • Begin to use mathematical language

Second Grade
  • Represent and solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Memorize addition and subtraction facts within 20
  • Understand place value to the thousands
  • Fluently add and subtract within 100
  • Measure and estimate lengths in standard units
  • Tell and write time to five minutes
  • Solve word problems with money
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes
  • Use strategies to solve problems accurately
  • Justify their thinking
  • Critique the thinking of others
  • Use mathematical language

Third Grade
  • Add and subtract within 1000
  • Represent and solve multiplication and division problems
  • Multiply and divide within 100
  • Memorize multiplication facts of two one-digit numbers
  • Solve word problems involving the four operations (+, - , x, ÷)
  • Develop understanding of fractions as numbers
  • Solve problems involving measurement to include time
  • Understand concepts of area and perimeter
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes
  • Use strategies to solve problems accurately
  • Justify their thinking
  • Critique the thinking of others
  • Use precise mathematical language

Fourth Grade
  • Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems
  • Perform multi-digit arithmetic
  • Understand fraction equivalence and ordering
  • Add and subtract fractions and multiply a fraction by a whole number
  • Solve word problems involving operations on fractions (+, -, x)
  • Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions
  • Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements
  • Understand concepts of angles and measure angles
  • Draw and identify lines and angles
  • Classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles
  • Use strategies to solve problems accurately
  • Justify their thinking
  • Critique the thinking of others
  • Use precise mathematical language

Fifth Grade
  • Write and interpret numerical expressions
  • Analyze patterns and relationships
  • Understand place value including decimals
  • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers, with fractions and decimals
  • Solve word problems involving operations on fractions
  • Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system
  • Understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and addition
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties
  • Use strategies to solve problems accurately
  • Justify their thinking
  • Critique the thinking of others
  • Use precise mathematical language