Elementary Mathematics

Grade Level Specific Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Information
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
 Instructional Interventions
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The Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations define what the state expects students to know and be able to do in mathematics at the end of each grade level.

Everyday Mathematics is the published program the Ann Arbor Public Schools has adopted to provide students with the mathematical instruction and experiences they need to reach expected grade level targets.  Each year students build on competencies in six mathematical content areas and five mathematical process skill areas:

Content Strands

  • Numbers and Numeration
  • Operations and Computation
  • Measurement and Reference Frames
  • Data and Chance
  • Patterns, Functions and Algebra 
  • Geometry

Process Strands

  • Problem Solving
  • Reasoning and Proof
  • Communications
  • Connections
  • Representation

Conceptual understanding is developed through a carefully sequenced series of lessons that involve students in concrete and abstract activities.  Mastery of skills is reached through ongoing practice over time.  Below is a description of the big ideas addressed at each grade level and the topics that support those big ideas.   el_math.jpgTeachers differentiate instruction to support students who need additional support to develop mastery of these concepts and to challenge students who have already mastered grade level targets.  Those students who have not mastered basic addition and subtraction facts by the end of second grade or multiplication and division facts by the end of fourth grade have access to a software program that helps students develop fluency with these basic facts.

Visit our Every Day Mathematics Parent Handbook web site Link opens in new window and download our brochure (172kb PDF).


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