Giles County Board of Education Mathematics The Terra Nova Complete Battery for Mathematics is "designed to help students show what they know and can do. Many questions call for critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Questions allow students to use different strategies and to take individual paths to a solution. Realworld topics engage students' interest, and the extensive use of graphics reduces the need for explanatory text and provides a supportive context. Themes group items into meaningful configurations, and items are generally sequenced to promote initial success so that students will continue with confidence to more challenging questions. 
Mathematics Processes 
Modeling: Problem Situations/Solutions
The learner will be able to model problem scenarios and obtain solutions.

Algebraic Concepts 
The Algebraic Concepts Unit includes Competencies/Objectives which focus on algebraic equations and operations. This unit includes studying number systems, operations, and forms. Students explore the symbolic nature of algebraic concepts by identifying and extending patterns in algebra, by following algebraic procedures, and by proving theorems with properties. 
Number Sentences: Open/Solving
The learner will be able to obtain solutions to open sentences through the application of informal methods.

Number Sentences: Understanding
The learner will be able to show a comprehension of and obtain solutions to number sentences presented in any format.

Operations: Modeling/Discussion
The learner will be able to show the meaning of operations through the uses of models and/or by talking about many different problem types.

Operations: Relationships/Apply
The learner will be able to be able to comprehend and apply relationships among operations and properties of operations.

Operations: Properties/Relationships
The learner will be able to display comprehension of the properties and/or relationships of operations (fact families and vertical and horizontal).

Inequalities: Concept
The learner will be able to understand the concepts of inequalities (more/less and >,<).

Algebraic Concepts: Representations
The learner will be able to identify algebraic illustrations, understand algebraic procedures, and use to solve mathematical and story problems.

Variable
The learner will be able to understand the basic concept of a variable as representing an unknown quantity (missing addends).

Computation: Real World Problems
The learner will be able to obtain solutions to real world problems that involve computations (addition, subtraction, commutative property of addition).
