Below is a list of the minimal standards essential for students' successful future learning in mathematics. The essential minimum requirements provide the basis on which individual support plans will be devised.

### Essential minimum requirements at the end of grade 2

The student must:

• be able to add and subtract numbers to 100 (when crossing ten, concrete materials and written calculation strategies may be used).
• have memorised addition facts up to 20 and their inversions.
• have memorised the core multiplication facts up to 100 and their inversions.
• be able to deduce other multiplication and division facts using the core facts or using other strategies to work them out.
• demonstrate basic skills of dealing with data (measuring lengths, representing the value of money, reading time).

### Essential minimum requirements at the end of grade 4

The student must:

• have memorised addition and subtraction facts up to 20 and multiplication facts and their inversions up to 100 (end of first semester of grade 3).
• understand written addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies and be able to use them.
• demonstrate basic knowledge of money, length, time, weight and volume (mm, cm, dm, m, km, d, h, s, min, t, kg, lbs, gr, l, ml, Euro, Cent).
• demonstrate basic geometrical skills such as drawing, dissection and construction, symmetry.

### Essential minimum requirements at the end of grade 6

The student must:

• be able to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies with fractions; recognize and utilize links between these operations, understand and use equivalent fractions.
• be able to round and estimate numbers, taking into consideration the context of these numbers.
• demonstrate basic knowledge of money, length, time, weight, area and volume (eg. cm2, dm2, m2, a, ha, km2, mm3, cm3, dm3, m3, l, ml) and basic knowledge and skills needed to solve contextualised mathematical problems (e.g. measuring, estimating, comparing, converting, calculating.)
• be able to determine the area of two-dimensional shapes, volume of cubes and rectangular prisms.
• be able to name basic geometric shapes and describe their characteristics.
• be able to recognise and describe different types of angles, draw angles accurately and estimate the size of angles.
• be able to read and interpret data from texts, tables, pictures and diagrams.

Approved by the Mathematics Department.