The focus in mathematics is problem solving and relating math to real life situations. Topics to be studied this year include: addition/subtraction, place value, time, money, geometry, measurement, graphing and introduction concepts in statistics. Special attention is given to critical thinking, problem solving, and the uses of technology (calculators and computers). In addition, the children will be asked to write and explain their mathematical thinking. It is important for the students to continue to use manipulatives to problem solve.