Look at what happens in Upper Elementary Math!
During the academic year, third through sixth grade students will accomplish their objectives in Math by receiving instruction in SAXON Math. Saxon is a spiral curriculum which emphasizes a connection between earlier learned concepts and new concepts establishing a solid foundation for learning math well. Students are fortunate to have 80 minutes of math instruction each day.
Third Grade students

Begin each class period for twenty minutes at the math meeting board

Are provided with numerical sequences for which they must establish an interval pattern and continue the sequence beyond what is provided

Become adept at solving story problems and creating and solving expressions that involve multiple operations

Are able to work problems forwards and backwards contributing to an intrinsic understanding of concepts

Develop sound multiplication and division skills

Work with fraction manipulatives to better understand parts of a whole

Engage their concepts of spatial reasoning through their handson experience with geometric tiles
 Are assessed after every ten Saxon math lessons
Fourth Grade students

Begin the class period with a twenty minute Power Up

Solve addition facts, subtraction facts, multiplication facts, and division facts and ultimately progress to more elaborate facts that involve reducing fractions

Tackle concepts that enhance studentsâ€™ mental math problem solving skills
 Engage in problem solving strategies that contribute to solving a number sense or story problem at the conclusion of the Power Up

Develop a concrete understanding of fractions having equivalent values as decimals and percents

Solve for unknown addends and factors to begin the algebraic problem solving process

Convert cents to dollar amounts

Distinguish between whole numbers, counting numbers and integers

Graph on a number line

Solve story problems involving money

Understand and apply vocabulary that supports problem solving processes

Create and solve story problems that enhance reasoning

Build on the order of operations to prepare for mulistep algebraic expressions
 Are assessed after every ten Saxon math lessons
Fifth Grade students

Are administered a placement test at the beginning of the school year that decides their placement in Saxon 5 or Course 1

Begin the class period with a twenty minute Power Up

Solve math facts that progress in complexity throughout the year

Tackle concepts that enhance studentsâ€™ mental math problem solving skills
 Engage in problem solving strategies that contribute to solving a number sense or story problem at the conclusion of the Power Up

Become increasingly more adept at converting fractions to decimals; decimals to percents; fractions to percents; and vice versa

Apply the orderofoperations to expressions

Understand mean, median, mode, and range for a data set

Strengthen their analytical problem solving skills when an unknown term is present in an expression and an equation

Solve for perimeter, circumference of a circle, and area of 2dimensional geometric figures

Decipher the unique properties of various geometric shapes

Apply sales tax to a subtotal to discover the total price

Know place value through the hundred billions; and place value through the ten thousandths

Analyze data and determine which table or graph best represents the data
 Are assessed after every ten math lessons
Sixth Grade students

Are administered a placement test at the beginning of the school year that decides their placement in Course 1 or Course 2

Begin the class period with a Power Up

Solve math facts that progress in complexity throughout the year

Tackle concepts that enhance studentsâ€™ mental math problem solving skills for multistep problems
 Engage in problem solving strategies that contribute to a number sense problem or an elaborate story problem at the conclusion of the Power Up

Apply simple interest and compound interest to financial problems

Solve functions using function tables

Graph functions

Find the area of a circle

Find the surface area of geometric solids

Find the volume of geometric solids

Solve multifaceted story problems

Use algebraic processes to solve complex algebraic expressions

Use boxandwhiskers plots to graph data

Graph data on line graphs, pie graphs, and scatter plots
 Are assessed after every ten math lessons