• Throughout the K – 12 instructional program in mathematics, emphasis is placed on ten fundamental principles:
    1. numbers
    2. expressions
    3. equations
    4. functions
    5. quantity
    6. modeling
    7. shape
    8. coordinates
    9. probability
    10. statistics
    Learning and teaching in grades K – 8 focus on not only procedural knowledge and skills, but also on conceptual understanding of the key principles listed above. At the same time students develop their computational fluency and problem-solving skills. Flexible thinking, trial and error, and multiple pathways of approaching problems are encouraged, as students develop their understanding of mathematical concepts on their way to learning the most efficient approaches to solving problems.
    The 2014 Indiana Academic Standards include eight Mathematical Processes that support successful synthesis and application of mathematical skills:
    • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 
    • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    • Model with mathematics.
    • Use appropriate tools strategically.
    • Attend to precision.
    • Look for and make use of structure.
    • Look for an express regularity in repeated reasoning.

    These math processes are integrated throughout instruction to promote students’ conceptual understanding, mastery of basic math facts, understanding and use of algorithms, and application of their knowledge and skills to authentic tasks.

    The K – 8 math program prepares students for success with algebra, the basis of all higher math. Upon successful completion of Algebra I in grades 7 – 9, students may select from a variety of math courses depending on their college and career plans. Noblesville High School offers twelve different math courses to match students’ plans, interests, and skill levels. In each of these courses, students are challenged to transfer their learning to new and authentic situations. 

    K - 5 Math Resources

    Everyday Math Games

    Mathematical Process Standards