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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
MATHEMATICS
MATH PREPARATION – GRADE 2 (2 hours) ★ Entering Grade 2 – Students will focus on operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operations in base 10, measurement and data as well as geometry. The course will address even and odd numbers, rounding, telling time in five-minute increments, counting money, adding and subtracting double- and triple-digit numbers, and solving word problems. Students will gain a deeper understanding of place value and problem-solving,
and will work with equal groups to gain foundations
for multiplication. The concepts taught in this class will assist students in acquiring the mathematical foundation needed for the next grade level.
MATH PREPARATION – GRADE 3 (2 hours) ★ Entering Grade 3 – This course is designed to teach
the main strands of third-grade math with a focus on operations and algebraic thinking, place value, fractions, measurement and data as well as geometry. The instructor will address multiplication and division facts, patterns and properties, area and perimeter, sorting triangles and quadrilaterals, adding and subtracting decimals, money, and solving word problems. Students will have the opportunity to develop an advanced repertoire of skills and strategies in an environment
that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. The concepts taught
in this class will assist students in acquiring the mathematical foundation needed for the next grade level.
MATH PREPARATION – GRADE 4 ★
Entering Grade 4 – This class will introduce students to themes and concepts of algebra, geometry and statistics. Students will use hands-on applications and problem-solving exercises designed to promote
conceptual understanding and enhance logical thinking skills. Additional topics include place value, rounding, estimating, identifying prime and composite numbers as well as prime factoring. Through complex problem- solving, students will practice fundamentals of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
MATH PREPARATION – GRADE 5 ★
Entering Grade 5 – This class will help students increase their fluency with fractions, including addition and subtraction of fractions and multiplication and division of unit fractions with whole numbers. The instructor
will also cover division extended to two-digit divisors, decimal fractions integrated in the place value system and operations with decimals to the hundredth place. Students will learn problem-solving strategies and deepen their understanding of area and volume.
★ Meets Common Core standards
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Register online at deanza.edu/academy 408.864.8817 | communityeducation@deanza.edu
The Math Preparation series is designed to introduce key Common Core math concepts from the upcoming year while reinforcing the prior year’s most essential carryover skills.

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