Math

Blessed Sacrament uses the Sadlier-Oxford Progress in Mathematics Program for K-5.  Our math curriculum connects mental math and logical reasoning skills to mathematical concepts and applications.

Kindergarten 
Mathematical concepts are learned through hands-on exploration. Emphasis is placed on number concept, patterns, counting, addition and subtraction, graphing, classifying, sorting, place value, number writing, and shapes.

First Grade
First grade focuses on place value, graphing, algebra, geometry, addition and subtraction facts through double digits up to 99 and problem solving using various strategies. Skills are practiced using manipulatives, group, and independent practice

Second Grade
Math is integrated into all subjects. Students learn place value, fact families, computation and regrouping  up through four digits, graphing, fractions, money, time, geometry, estimation, algebra and measurements. Single digit multiplication and division up through at least 5 is also taught. Special attention is given to critical thinking and problem solving. 
Third Grade
The focus is on problem solving approaches emphasizing strategies, applications and problem formulation. Students learn computation & regrouping, double digit multiplication and division up to 12, decimals and fractions, geometry, fractions, statistics & probability, graphing, estimation and algebraic applications. Students use hands-on activities, mathematical projects & manipulatives that make math fun and memorable.

Fourth Grade 
Students work on numeration, computation, and regrouping numbers through the millions. They multiply and divide multiple digits, add and subtract fractions and decimals. Fourth grade math gives students a greater understanding of measurement techniques, geometry, and algebraic thinking. Students learn the standard and metric measurement units, learn to graph and interpret data using a wide variety of tools.

Fifth Grade
The emphasis is placed on problem solving strategies, where students work independently, as partners, and in groups to develop critical thinking skills. Areas of emphasis include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers as well as fractions and decimals, number theory, geometry, measurement, graphs, data, and analysis. Probability, proportion, percentage, and statistics are also studied.

Middle School (6-8)

Sixth Grade
Sixth grade students use the McDougal Littell Algebra Readiness book.  This is a pre-algebra book that prepares them for algebra in seventh and eighth grade.  Students work on fractions, decimals and percents, integers, rational numbers, equations and inequalities with one variable, linear equations with two variables, and exponents. 

Seventh Grade
Seventh grade students use the McDougal Littell Structure and Method algebra book.  This is the first year of algebra.  Students work on introduction to algebra, real numbers, solving equations and problems, polynomials, factoring ploynomials, and algebraic fractions.

Eighth Grade
Eighth grade students continue in the McDougal Littell Structure and Method algebra book.  This is their second year of algebra.  Students work on applying fractions, systems of linear equations, inequalities, rational and irrational numbers.  If time allowed, they will also study probability, trigonometry, geometry, and statistics.