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K-5 Elementary Math District Parent Night Resource Review (Everyday Math) During the 2010-11 school year, the Elementary Math Committee was charged with evaluating the current math resource (EM) to determine if it was aligned to the new Common Core Learning Standards. After a thorough review, the committee unanimously found significant discrepancies and requested a review of alternative resources. Mathematics Common Core Standards •Greater emphasis on fewer topics at greater depths •Attention to specificity & clarity, less ambiguity •Coherent articulation of standards across grades •Concept Development and Procedural Fluency •BASE 10 Number & Operation & Algebraic Thinking •Rigorous content by means of higher order thinking •Composite of strategies from High Achievers Mathematical Practices Make sense of problems - persevere in solving Reason abstractly and quantitatively Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others Model with mathematics Use appropriate tools strategically Look for and make use of patterns & structure Attend to precision Committee Work Focused on the Six Shifts in Mathematics Focus Coherence Fluency Deep Understanding Application Dual Intensity New Resource Review Committee: In June of 2011, a committee comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators was charged to review new math resources that were aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards. With unanimous support, the committee proudly endorsed the adoption of HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT Five Core Lesson Structures Helping Community Student Leaders Building Concepts Develop Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Fluency Math Talk Quick Practice Math Talk Solve Explain Manipulatives Math Drawings Math Drawings Language Symbols Symbols Question Justify Language Proof Pictures Language Symbols Math Expressions in Action Three Tiered RTI Support for Students Parental Support Math that Parents recognize Elementary Resources used for math instruction in Ken-Ton Math Expressions FASTT Math (2 – 5) The Learning Carpet (K – 1) Study Island (3 – 5) Fraction Nation (Targeted 4th and 5th) Itinerary Session A - Elementary Cafeteria (Salmon) Math Expressions Language and Learning Tools Session B - Middle School Cafeteria (Yellow) Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division “Methods” Session C - Additional Math Resources used in KTT (Green) FASTT Math (Parent of students in grade 2–5) – Aud Learning Carpet (parent of students K/1) – Comm Rm