K-5 Math Resources

Concepts + Skills = Mathematical Understanding

The equation above represents our district philosophy that a true understanding of mathematics is developed not only through the acquisition and mastery of skills but also the deep conceptual understanding of when and why those skills should be applied in real life situations. 

In support of this philosophy we have chosen Math Expressions as our primary resource for K-5 math instruction.  

A Parents' Guide to Math Expressions

Students in grades K-5 use Math Expressions. The resource has a companion Web site for parents here and a site for students with resources and games here.

Helping Your Child Learn Math

The US Department of Education has provided a booklet to assist parents in helping their children.  Noted from their site, "This booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math."  http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/math.pdf

Barbara Harford e-mail
K-12 Math Supervisor