• # Math Expressions Common Core

Our mathematics program at elementary school utilizes Math Expressions Common Core, Grades K–6 to support district students and teachers.  The curriculum at each grade combines elements of standards-based instruction with the best traditional approaches. Through drawings, conceptual language, and real-world examples, it helps students make sense of mathematics.  Math Expressions is based on NSF-funded research that has proven to be effective in raising student achievement. It offers new ways to teach and learn through exploration, modeling, and discussion.

• # Kindergarten

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In Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two critical areas: (1) representing and comparing whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; (2) describing shapes and space. More learning time in Kindergarten should be devoted to number than to other topics.

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In Grade 1, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20; (2) developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones; (3) developing understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units; and (4) reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes.

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In Grade 2, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) extending understanding of base-ten notation; (2) building fluency with addition and subtraction; (3) using standard units of measure; and (4) describing and analyzing shapes.

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In Grade 3, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; (2) developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions (fractions with numerator 1); (3) developing understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area; and (4) describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes.

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In Grade 4, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.

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In Grade 5, instructional time should focus on three critical areas: (1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions); (2) extending division to 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations; and (3) developing understanding of volume.

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In Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1)connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

# Secondary (7-HS) Mathematics Materials • # Agile Mind Mathematics

Our mathematics program for grades 7 into high school utilizes Agile Mind to support district students and teachers.  Agile Mind courses at these grades consist of:

•  Middle School Mathematics, Grade 7

•  Middle School Mathematics, Grade 8

•  Intensified Algebra

•  Algebra I

•  Algebra II

•  Geometry

Agile Mind educators and curriculum writers developed these courses in collaboration with the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin, featuring comprehensive curricula, formative assessment, job-embedded professional supports, student practice, and real-time data reports.  For more information, please see Agile Mind’s website.