We use a new curriculum series developed by Scott Foresman that provides a seamless scope and sequence for grades K through grade 8. Algebra I is standard in the 8th grade.
In addition, to this we add the Daily Mathematics program from Great Source. It features real world problems involving number sense, patterns, estimation and geometry to help students improve critical thinking and problem solving skills.
In the fall, the 2nd grade students do Pumpkin Math. They estimate the size, weight and number of seeds in the pumpkin. Then they measure and weigh the pumpkin. Then they carve the pumpkin and count the seeds.