Key Concepts - Math

Provided below are key concepts for each academic subject area. Concepts are listed by subject and grade and give additional insight into the curriculum and instruction for the College for Kids Program. Listed are the themes for each subject area, followed by the key learning concept which inspires the in class product that is created by the students. Also listed are the essential concepts that will be taught in the classroom.

1st Grade Math
Theme
How Much? How Many?
Key Learning

How can I determine length, time, and temperature?

Product

Dynamic Data

Essential Concepts
  • Units of Measurement
  • Estimation
  • Tools of Measurement
  • Time
  • Temperature

 

2nd Grade Math
Theme
Geometric Genesis
Key Learning

How do geometric figures appear in everyday life?

Product

Geometric Displays

Essential Concepts
  • Figures
  • Types of Triangles
  • Properties
  • Angles
  • Center, Diameter, Radius

 

 

 

3rd Grade Math
Theme
Parts of the Whole
Key Learning
How are decimal fractions and common fractions used in simple cases and applied in problem-solving situations?
Product

Decimal/Fraction Display

Essential Concepts
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Common Fractions
  • Numerators & Denominators
  • Addition & Subtraction of Decimals

 

 

 

4th Grade Math
Theme
Algebra Alert
Key Learning

How can I represent and interpret the unknown?

Product

Variable Voices

Essential Concepts
  • Variables
  • Unknowns
  • Substitutions
  • Formulas
  • Algebraic Expressions

 

 

 

5th Grade Math
Theme
Counting on Coordinates
Key Learning

How can I use a coordinate system to map my world?

Product

String Art

Essential Concepts
  • Ordered Pairs
  • Quadrants
  • Locating Points
  • Graphing
  • Coordinate Plane