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Basic Math*
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(two-semester course)*
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Basic Math **course is part of the Classic Math School
Program. This course does not have any prerequisites and is
intended for students from **K** to **3**^{rd}
grade. *The scope and depth of the course may vary
significantly depending on the actual students’ level and
duration of the course.*
Interactive Basic Math course is designed to be taught in a
small group setting using a variety of instructional methods and
materials. Hands-on activities, math games and puzzles form an
integral part of each class session to enhance students’
understanding and retention.
The
topics and problems that are studied in Advanced Counting course
may include:
1.
Whole numbers. Comparing and ordering whole numbers using
symbols **<**, **>**, **=** .
2.
Counting, reading, and writing whole numbers, identifying
the place value of each digit.
3.
Even and odd numbers.
4.
Counting by “2-s”, “3-s”, “5-s”, “10-s” forward and
backward.
5.
Adding and subtracting whole numbers. Column addition of
whole numbers with carrying over. Column subtraction of whole
numbers with regrouping (borrowing). Inverse relationship
between addition and subtraction.
6.
Commutative and associative property of addition.
“Compatible numbers”. Mental math techniques and strategies.
7.
Rounding. Estimation of sum and difference as an
essential part of computation.
8.
Solving and making up word problems that involve addition
and subtraction of whole numbers.
9.
Identifying the value of coins and finding different
combinations of coins that equal the same value. Solving
problems involving combinations of coins and bills.
10.
Understanding the concept of time, using different types of
clocks and calendars. Relating time to the events (before/after,
shorter/longer).
11.
Introduction to the concept of multiplication and division of
whole numbers. Understanding of multiplication as a repetitive
addition and division as a repetitive subtraction. Inverse
relationship between multiplication and division.
12.
Table of multiplication.
13.
Column multiplication by one-digit multiplier with carrying.
14.
Understanding the special properties of 0 and 1 in
multiplication and division.
15.
Commutative and associative property of multiplication. Mental
math techniques and strategies. Estimation of products and
quotients as an essential part of computation.
16.
Arithmetic expressions. Order of operations. Evaluating long
arithmetic expressions step by step using the chain of equal
signs.
17.
Solving and making up word problems leading to multiplication
and division.
18.
Introduction to the concept of fractions. Understanding fraction
as part of a whole or part of a set.
19.
Equivalent fractions. Comparing fractions having the same
denominators. Comparing fractions having the same numerators.
20.
Identifying, describing, and comparing triangles, rectangles,
squares, circles, including the faces of three-dimensional
objects.
21.
Introduction to the concepts of perimeter and area. Calculating
the perimeter and area of rectangles, squares, some triangles,
and some complex shapes.
22.
Introduction to the concepts of measurement. Measuring length,
area, and volume in both traditional and metric systems.
23.
Describing and extending simple patterns of numbers, symbols,
and geometric figures.
24.
Solving logic problems by justifying and articulating the
reasons. |