# Math

FCA teaches Mathematics at an accelerated rate using the Saxon Math program. Saxon Math is one of the nation’s most thoroughly researched core mathematics programs for grades K–12. Saxon’s innovative, instructional approach breaks complex concepts into simpler increments, recognizing that smaller pieces of information are easier to teach and easier to learn. The instruction, practice, and assessment of those increments are systematically distributed across a grade level. The distributed approach ensures that students gain *and retain* critical thinking concepts and use them in real-world situations.

### Primary Math

All new concepts are developed through hands-on activities and rich mathematical conversations that actively engage students in the learning process. Concepts are developed, reviewed, and practiced over time. Students move from the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract.

**Kindergarteners**begin the year with Saxon’s Kindergarten program and transition to Saxon’s First Grade Program mid-year.

*Use the links below to find on-line activities that reinforce the concepts learned in class.*

- Shape and Color Matching | Lesson 32
- Identifying a Missing Number | Lesson 35
- Patterning | Lesson 55
- Pennies and Dimes | Lesson 65
- Matching Dimes with Money Amounts to $1.00 | Lesson 81
- Math Enrichment Problems | Lessons 1-112
- Saxon Math Basic Facts Sheets | All Lessons
- Reading Graphs | Lesson 10-1
- Using Comparison Symbols | Lesson 108
- Matching Pictures to Number Sentences | Lesson 25-1
- Creating a Repeating Pattern | Lesson 26
- Shape and Color Matching | Lesson 26
- Time to the Hour | Lesson 48
- Counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s | Lesson 70-1
- Sorting Common Objects | Lesson 72
- Ordering Numbers to 100 | Lesson 92
- Math Enrichment Problems | Lessons 1-130

**First Graders **are taught using Saxon’s Second Grade Program.

- Saxon Math Basic Facts Sheets | All Lessons
- Multiples of 2, 3, 4, and 5 | Lesson 130-1
- Reading Bar Graphs | Lesson 17
- Polygons and Nonpolygons | Lesson 18
- Tally Marks | Lesson 32
- Reading Venn Diagrams | Lesson 48
- Doubles | Lesson 5
- Ordering Three-Digit Numbers | Lesson 77
- Numbers in Expanded Form | Lesson 84
- Math Enrichment Problems | Lessons 1-132

**Second Graders**are taught using Saxon’s Third Grade Program.

- Saxon Math Basic Facts Sheets | All Lessons
- Making Change from One Dollar | Lesson 102
- Equivalent Fractions and Decimals | Lesson 119
- Dates as Digits | Lesson 16
- Reading Graphs | Lesson 2
- Counting Coins | Lesson 36
- Telling Time | Lesson 39
- Using Comparison Symbols | Lesson 47
- Lines of Symmetry | Lesson 58
- Rectangular Area | Lesson 88
- Math Enrichment Problems | Lessons 1-135

**Third Graders**are taught using Saxon’s Fourth Grade Program.

- Real-World Investigation 1 – The Speeds of Animals | for use with Investigation 7
- Real-World Investigation 2 – Online Purchases | for use with Lesson 30
- Real-World Investigation 3 – Playing Fields | for use with Investigation 2
- Real-World Investigation 4 – Symmetry | for use with Lesson 79
- Real-World Investigation 5 – Migratory Birds | for use with Lesson 101
- Real-World Investigation 6 – Populations | for use with Lesson 117
- Symmetry | Lesson 32
- Making Arrays | Lesson 73
- Math Stories | Lesson 88
- Calculator Activity – Basic Calculator Use | for use with All Lessons
- Calculator Activity 1 – Addition | for use with Lesson 2
- Calulcator Activity 3 – Money | for use with Lesson 22
- Calculator Activity 4 – Multiplication | for use with Lesson 87
- Calculator Activity 5 – Division | for use with Lesson 46
- Calculator Activity 6 – Fractions and Decimals | for use with Lessons 84 + 112
- Calculator Activity 10 – Supplementary Exercises | for use with Lesson 57, Inv. 6
- Saxon Publishers’ Basic Facts Sheets | All Lessons
- Vocabulary Cumulative | Cumulative
- Reading Tables and Schedules | Lesson 101
- Rounding | Lesson 20
- Matching Equivalent Lengths | Lesson 21
- Right, Acute, and Obtuse Angles | Lesson 23
- Picturing Fractions | Lesson 26
- “Cross Number,” Writing Numbers | Lesson 34
- Measuring Turns | Lesson 75
- Matching Improper Fractions with Whole and Mixed Numbers | Lesson 104

**Intermediate Math**

Saxon Math’s Intermediate 4 – 5 program offers a **textbook-based **format that is written at a level appropriate for students in the intermediate grades. It includes lessons embedded with activities, comprehensive examples, and practical applications.

**Fourth Graders**are taught using Saxon’s Fifth Grade Program.

- Real-World Investigation 1 – The Geometry of Quilts | for use with Lesson 32
- Real-World Investigation 2 – Comparing Populations | for use with Lesson 52
- Real-World Investigation 3 – Comparisons | for use with Lesson 77
- Real-World Investigation 4 – Elevation Changes | for use with Lesson 93
- Real-World Investigation 5 – Symmetry in Nature | for use with Lesson 105
- Real-World Investigation 6 – Comparing Areas | for use with Lesson 115
- Symmetry | Lesson 10
- Making Arrays | Lesson 20
- Math Stories | Lesson 25
- Calculator Activity – Basic Calculator Use | for use with All Lessons
- Calculator Activity 1 – Addition | for use with Lesson 11
- Calculator Activity 2 – Subtraction | for use with Lesson 16
- Calulcator Activity 3 – Money | for use with Lessons 13, 49
- Calculator Activity 4 – Multiplication | for use with Lesson 51
- Calculator Activity 5 – Division | for use with Lesson 22
- Calculator Activity 6 – Fractions and Decimals | for use with Inv. 3, Lesson 81
- Calculator Activity 7 – Multiplying and Dividing | for use with Lessons 76, 96
- Calculator Activity 8 – Order of Operations | for use with Lesson 24
- Calculator Activity 9 – Area and Volume | for use with Lessons 72, 115
- Calculator Activity 10 – Supplementary Exercises | for use with Investigation 5
- Vocabulary Crossword | All Lessons
- Math Enrichment Problems | All Lessons
- Math Stumpers | All Lessons
- Saxon Publishers’ Basic Facts Sheets | All Lessons
- Ordering Decimal Numbers | Lesson 106
- Matching Two Sides of an Equation | Lesson 22
- Factors of Whole Numbers | Lesson 25
- Clockfaces and Digital Time | Lesson 28
- Equilateral, Isosceles, and Scalene Triangle | Lesson 36
- “Cross-Number,” Writing Numbers | Lesson 52
- Comparing Exponential Expressions | Lesson 78
- Comparative Bar Graphs | Lesson 93

**Fifth Graders** are taught using Saxon Math Course 1 Activities

- Real-World Investigation 1 – Math and Architecture | Lesson 8
- Real-World Investigation 2 – Math and Science | Lesson 18
- Real-World Investigation 3 – Math and Social Studies | Lesson 41
- Real-World Investigation 4 – Math and Art | Lesson 64
- Real-World Investigation 5 – Math and Language Arts | Lesson 88
- Real-World Investigation 6 – Math and Sports | Lesson 101
- Graphing Calculator Activity – Basic Calculator Use | for use with All Lessons
- Graphing Calculator Activity 1 – Number Line | for use with Lesson 14
- Graphing Calculator Activity 2 – Greatest Common Factor | for use with Lesson 20
- Graphing Calculator Activity 3 – Least Common Multiple | for use with Lesson 30
- Graphing Calculator Activity 4 – Rounding Decimals | for use with Lesson 51
- Graphing Calculator Activity 5 – The Coordinate Plane | for use with Investigation 7
- Graphing Calculator Activity 6 – Proportions | for use with Lesson 83
- Graphing Calculator Activity 7 – Order of Operations | for use with Lesson 92
- Graphing Calculator Activity 8 – Compound Interest | for use with Lesson 116