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Grades K-4

K-4 Math

The Hillel Day School math program develops, creative, life-long, confident and independent learners whose critical thinking foundation and communication skills prepare them to analyze and solve problems in real-world experiences. The HDS staff will work collaboratively with parents and students to differentiate instruction while providing a challenging, integrated curriculum that supports the core Jewish values and maintains high standards so each student reaches his/her full potential.

Hillel's math program is designed to address the wide range of student needs in our school community. Students who are identified as having exceptional math aptitude have the opportunity to participate in the Math Trailblazers program. With an average class size of five students, the program is designed to meet the needs of the highly capable learner by not only providing instruction at an appropriate pace but also enriching and deepening understanding beyond the age/grade level expectations. Graduates of the Math Trailblazers program complete their high school geometry course before leaving Hillel at the end of eighth grade. Students also have the benefit of a support staff that works with parents and teachers to develop personal goals to allow all students to grow and succeed in a rigorous and challenging curriculum.

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  • Kindergarten

    In Kindergarten, the primary focus of the curriculum is:
    • representing and comparing whole numbers, initially with sets of objects;
    • describing shapes and space.
  • First Grade

    In Grade 1, the primary focus of the curriculum is:
    • developing an understanding of addition, subtractions, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20;
    • developing an understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones;
    • developing an understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units;
    • reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes.
  • Second Grade

    In Grade 2, the primary focus of the curriculum is:
    • extending understanding of base-ten notation;
    • building fluency with addition and subtraction;
    • using standard units of measure;
    • describing and analyzing shapes.
  • Third Grade

    In Grade 3, the primary focus of the curriculum is:
    • developing an understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100;
    • developing an understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions (fractions with a numerator of 1);
    • developing an understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area;
    • describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes.
  • Fourth Grade

    In Grade 4, the primary focus of the curriculum is:
    • developing an understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing an understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends;
    • developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition, and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers;
    • understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.
Critical Thinking חשיבה ביקורתית
Creativity יצירתיות
CORE JEWISH VALUES ערכים יהודיים עיקריים
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