Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten Through Grade 8 by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

By National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Curriculum Focal issues for Prekindergarten via Grade eight Mathematics:A Quest for Coherence presents a intent for focal issues for every grade point, prekindergarten eight. Focal issues are vital mathematical subject matters that characterize significant components of content material emphasis. construction on rules and criteria for faculty arithmetic, this booklet is gifted to start a discussion on what's very important at specific degrees of guide and as an preliminary step towards a extra coherent, targeted curriculum. every one point of interest subject is a key zone of arithmetic and is pointed out intensive. 3 focal issues for every point, prekindergarten eight, are provided, with connections to assisting content material parts.

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Students connect their work with dividing fractions to solving equations of the form ax = b, where a and b are fractions. Students continue to develop their understanding of multiplication and division and the structure of numbers by determining if a counting number greater than 1 is a prime, and if it is not, by factoring it into a product of primes. Data Analysis: Students use proportions to make estimates relating to a population on the basis of a sample. They apply percentages to make and interpret histograms and circle graphs.

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They understand that the last word that they state in counting tells “how many,” they count to determine number amounts and compare quantities (using language such as “more than” and “less than”), and they order sets by the number of objects in them. Geometry: Identifying shapes and describing spatial relationships Children develop spatial reasoning by working from two perspectives on space as they examine the shapes of objects and inspect their relative positions. They find shapes in their environments and describe them in their own words.

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