• C&I

    Mathematics Kindergarten - 5th Grades

    K-5 Mathematics Team

    Denise Trakas, Mathematics Program Facilitator - email

    Ben Beckam, Mathematics Instructional Coach - email

    Susan Skinner, Mathematics Instructional Coach - email

    Channon Toles, Mathematics Instructional Coach - email

     

     

    Currently Adopted Texts

    • Grades Kindergarten and 1st - Bridges in Mathematics, The Math Learning Center

    • Grades 2nd through 5th - enVisionMATH, Pearson  

     

    Draft Year 8-13 Math Plan

    PDSA Math

     

    Effective Teaching and Learning: A Vision for K-5 Mathematics

    A coherent mathematical program is grounded in a shared vision of teaching and learning founded on the the Nevada Academic Content Standards for Mathematics (NVACS).  It is the interweaving of these two elements that together build powerful mathematical learning experiences for our studnets - resulting in high levels of mathematicsal understanding.  This level of understanding allows application within the school setting and beyond; thus, ensuring college and career readiness.

    While curriculum, materials, professional development, and assessment all play a critical part in systemic support for high quality teaching and learning, they have little impact unless they are effectively enacted in all classrooms with all students.

     
    Research supports the following elements of effective mathematics instruction.

    Effective mathematics instruction:

    • is thoughtfully planned with teachers taking the time to make sense of and understand the mathematics they are teaching and the learning trajectory within and among grade levels.
    • places an emphasis on problem-solving, reasoning, and sense-making balancing conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and application as outlined by the Standards of Mathematical Practice.
    • incorporates on-going use of a variety of formative assessment processes; consistently utilizing practices that result in adjustments to instruction.
    • is constructed using alternative approaches, flexible strategies and multiple representations leading to more efficient and sophisticated methods for solving problems.
    • uses contexts and connections to engage students and increase the relevance of what is being learned.
    • provides frequent opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning engagement in productive discourse and written justifications.
    • incorporates on-going cumulative review and distributed practice.
    • employs technology to enhance learning where appropriate.
    • results from a safe learning community in which collaboration, reflection and academic risk-taking is valued. 

     

     
     
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