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Heading: K-6 Math Resource Heading: Kamehameha Schools


Our Beliefs

At Kamehameha Elementary School we believe that learning is active and developmental. It involves a continuous cycle of exploration, investigation and application. It is multi disciplinary. Communication is an integral component of learning as it occurs in a social context. Learning enables people to make informed and responsible decisions about their lives.


Teachers facilitate effective thinking and development of problem solving strategies throughout the curriculum.

The focus of instruction is in concepts in number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, problem solving, data analysis and probability or a combination of these depending upon the student’s needs. Lessons and activities are supported by math manipulatives and technology.

Students are assessed formally as well as informally. Assessments include standardized tests, observations, anecdotal notes, and students' own reflections.

Goals for Students

Children completing KES should have the basic learning skills in mathematics to:

-Be able to solve problems mathematically using appropriate basic concepts and accurate computation skills.

-Be able to think critically and creatively to make decisions, interpret experience, understand ideas and problem solve.

-Be able to independently plan, organize, and evaluate use of own time to accomplish goals.


Number and Operation Measurement Geometry and Spatial Sense Patterns, Functions and Algebra Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

1.Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

2. Understand the meanings of operations, how they relate to one another and be able to compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

1. Understand measurable attributes, units, and systems of units in measurement.

2. Use techniques, tools and formulas to determine measurements.


1. Analyze characteristics and properties of geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments
geometric relationships.

2. Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.

3. Apply transformation and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.

4.Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.

1.Understand patterns, relations and functions.

2.Use algebraic symbols to represent, model, and analyze mathematical situations and quantitative relationships.

1.Formulate questions, collect, organize, display and analyze data in order to make decisions and predictions based on data.

2.Understand and apply basic concepts of probability.

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