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Primary &  intermediate Math

Nicole Vitale

Learning Specialist

Heidi Wiegel

Fax: 330.761.3240


Primary Math

Ohio's Learning Standards for Mathematics, grades K-2, focuses on the following concepts at each level:


  • more time dedicated to learning numbers in kindergarten than other topics
  • representing and comparing whole numbers, initially with sets of objects
  • describing shapes and space

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Key Vocabulary

First grade:

  • understanding addition, subtraction and strategies within 20 
  • understanding whole numbers, how they relate and place value, including grouping in tens and ones
  • understanding measurement and how to measure lengths
  • reasoning about attributes of and composing and decomposing geometric shapes

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Second grade:

  • extending understanding of base-ten notation
  • building fluency with addition and subtraction
  • using standard units of measure
  • describing and analyzing shapes

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Intermediate Math Courses

Ohio's Learning Standards for Mathematics, grades 3-5, focus on the following concepts at each level:

Third grade:

  • understanding multiplication and division within 100
  • fractions, especially unit fractions or fractions with numerator 1
  • the structure of rectangular arrays and area
  • describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes
  • solving multi-step problems

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Fourth grade:

  • multi-digit multiplication and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends as part of effectively and efficiently performing multi-digit arithmetic
  • fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers
  • analysis and classification of geometric figures based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures and symmetry

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Fifth grade:

  • addition and subtraction of fractions and multiplication and division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions)
  • division with two-digit divisors, integration of decimal fractions into the place value system, working with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole numbers and decimals operations
  • develop understanding of volume

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