Saxon math, along with hands on activities and practice with manipulatives, and other district approved and adopted materials shall be utilized at all grade levels to ensure the mastery of the standards and proficient mathematical practices. The math program shall be accelerated one year at all grade levels, using the Saxon book with supplemental materials to ensure mastery of all standards.
Mathematics shall include the mastery and practical application of basic mathematical principles. Students shall understand that mathematical problems have absolute answers and that precision and accuracy are required. Students use higher level thinking skills to solve conceptual problem solving applications. The use of calculators to complete classwork or homework shall occur only when directed by the teacher.
The mathematics basic facts program shall be taught to the mastery level using drill, repetition, and memorization to achieve appropriate accuracy and speed. Grade level year-end goals/expectations are as follows:
Grade 1 (+,-) 30 problems in 1 ½ min.
Grade 2 (+ - x ) 100 problems in 4 min.
Grade 3 (+ - x /)100 problems in 3 ½ min.
Grade 4 (+ - x /) 100 problems in 3 min.
Grade 5 (+ - x /)100 problems in 2 ½ min.
Grade 6 (+ - x /)100 problems in 2 min.