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The math program at The Joseph Sears School begins in junior kindergarten with number sense and spatial reasoning and continues through 8th grade with logical reasoning and algebra. Concepts are introduced, practiced, applied, and reviewed in a curriculum that is closely aligned to the Common Core Standards for Mathematics as adopted by the state of Illinois and enriched with opportunities for creative thinking and real-world problem solving. The curriculum is continually evolving to meet the needs of our individual students and to prepare them for high school mathematics and for life after Joseph Sears School.

To view the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and read about the timeline of their creation, adoption, and implementation, please visit

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