Mathematics

Mathematics Scope and Sequence

Vision

Mathematics is one tool by which we better understand God’s precise, orderly, and sometimes mysterious creation. As a result of a TCS mathematics education, students will value mathematics and develop proficiency in the use of mathematics. Proficiency in mathematics learning refers to conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, and adaptive reasoning. Students experience instruction based on Standards for Mathematical Practice. [http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/mathematics] Students express an understanding of concepts using a variety of methods and media. Developmentally appropriate instruction challenges and supports students..

Standards

What a TCS student will know and be able to do in Mathematics:
What a TCS student will know and be able to do in Mathematics K-4: Demonstrate understanding by applying concepts to problems in the following:

• Operations and Algebraic Thinking.
• Number and Operations in Base Ten.
• Number and Operations—Fractions.
• Measurement and Data.
• Geometry.

By the close of Pre-Algebra: Demonstrate understanding by applying concepts to problems in the following:

• Ratios and Proportional Relationship.
• The Number System.
• Expressions and Equation.
• Functions.
• Geometry.
• Statistics and Probability.

In courses Algebra I and beyond: Demonstrate understanding by applying concepts to problems in the following:

• Number and Quantity.
• Algebra.
• Functions.
• Geometry.
• Statistics and Probability.
• Modeling.

In Standards of Mathematical Practice K-12:

• Be mathematical problem solvers.
• Reason and construct mathematical arguments.
• Communicate mathematically.
• See connections both within mathematics and to other subject areas.
• Look for and make use of structure and patterns.

Theological Integration:

• See God’s orderliness and mystery reflected in mathematics.
Kindergarten Topics
Sorting; patterning; counting and number sense; writing numerals; composing and decomposing numbers including adding and subtracting single digit numbers; strategies for counting, adding and subtracting, and problem solving; geometry(attributes, modeling, and composing two and three dimensional shapes); measurement including time and money; graphing data; estimating; problem-solving. (Pre-Kindergarten at developmentally appropriate levels.)