Mathematics classes primarily review the four processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Additional work is completed to lay the foundations of the multiplication tables. The second half of the year is filled with arithmetic of increasing difficulty -- place value in addition and subtraction and the algorithms for multiplication and division. Children solve word problems, both as “number sentences” and in written English. Care in writing problems is emphasized in all written work, and careful computation is stressed over speed of calculation. Support for mathematical thinking can come from cooking lessons and crafts projects.          

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