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Mathematics

The GreenMount School uses the Saxon Publishing Math Program in teaching mathematics. The following description is based on the information in the Saxon curriculum materials.

Saxon uses a technique called "incremental development," which introduces topics to students in spaced steps. The steps are paced to enable the students to gain confidence at one level before moving to the next. In lesson after lesson throughout the year, previously learned information is reviewed and practiced. Learning is systematic and sequential; as lessons are mastered, they are reviewed and made more challenging.

Because mathematical basics are continuously reviewed throughout the entire Saxon program, it is impossible to describe here the entire scope and sequence of the program. A detailed list is available on the Saxon website.

Grades K-5

The scope and sequence for math in our primary and intermediate grades provides an opportunity to examine the mathematical content and development under nine major topics:

  • Numbers and Operations
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Patterns, Algebra, and Functions
  • Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Connections

Grades 6-7

The scope and sequence of the mathematics series for the middle grades provides an opportunity to examine the mathematical content and development under nine major headings:

  • Numbers and Operations
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Data Analysis and Probabilitys
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Connections

Algebra

The scope and sequence of the Algebra mathematics series provides an opportunity to examine the mathematical content and development under eleven major headings:

  • Algebra Foundations
  • Functions and Relations
  • Equations
  • Linear Equations and Functions
  • Polynomials
  • Rational Expressions and Functions
  • Inequalities
  • Systems of Equations and Inequalities
  • Radical Expressions and Functions
  • Quadratic Equations and Functions
  • Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities—Probability and Data Analysis