Math

Every child can be successful at learning mathematics.

Grade 5 Math
The key to success in fifth grade math is the memorization of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.  Focus is on place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.
Problem solving is developed through teaching strategies. Algebra readiness is provided in each chapter.
Practice is necessary component for building skill proficiency.
Grade 6 Math
Students review place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, decimals and fractions. More algebra skills are introduced. Some of these skills include integers, equations, ratios, proportions and percents. Displaying data on different kinds of graphs and basic geometry skills are taught.
Problem solving is best developed through teaching of strategies and practice in choosing and applying these strategies to solve relevant, engaging and meaningful problems.
Grades 7 & 8 Math
Pre-Algebra (Grade 7) and Algebra (Grade 8) are high school level courses. Students will be challenged to think. Practice is essential daily. The textbooks used in these classes are the most recently published editions by Prentice Hall. Three levels of practice are provided. Answers are given for selected problems which enable students to check their work.
Algebra students follow the required syllabus of Madonna High School. If they receive an A or B final grade, they receive high school credit.

St. Paul’s students have a history of excelling in math. Let’s continue the tradition.