Mathematics

MATHEMATICS

MATHEMATICS

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.  ~S. Gudder

The purpose of this page is to provide you and your student with resources to learn more about mathematics; its teaching, its learning, and its impact. Occassionally, updates will include the newest research into learning methodologies, strategies to increase mathematical problem solving, and links to interventions that you may find useful.

Some of the interventions we use include the following:

Number Worlds. Students can use several different interventions to assist them in their understanding and development of mathematical concepts. Number Worlds provides a six module coverage of the following strands of mathematics: Number Sense, Number Patterns and Relationships, Addition/Subtraction or Multiplication/Division, Geometry and Measurement, and Data Analysis and Applications. For more information about the Number Worlds intervention, please see the Number Worlds related link below.

Additionally, Number Worlds provides access to the Building Blocks software many students access to practice and develop their skills.  Number Worlds provides a developmental list of learning trajectories associated with the growth and development of mathematical skills.

Number Worlds

 

Do the Math. Scholastic, Inc. publishes a Number and Operations program entitled Do the Math by Marilyn Burns, a veteran educator skilled at teaching mathematics. According to the Scholastic, Inc. website, “Do The Math is organized into 13 scaffolded modules that focus on rebuilding fluency with whole numbers and fluency with fractions. Every module includes a series of thirty 30-minute step-by-step lessons. The modular design gives the program the flexibility to address all tiers of intervention in Grades 1-6.”(Do the Math website, June 11, 2012).

On Cloud Nine

On Cloud 9

On Cloud 9®. is a direct systematic mathematics intervention that “stimulates the ability to image and verbalize the concepts underlying math processes. Concept and Numeral imagery are integrated with language and applied to math computation and problem solving. There is emphasis on both mathematical reasoning and mathematical computation. Individuals of all ages learn to do and enjoy math.” (Lindmood-Bell Learning Processes, November 12, 2012).