Math News from Christine Ednie, Math Coordinator
8 Mathematical Practices are the heart of the Common Core in mathematics. The Practices embody what a mathematically proficient student should demonstrate. The Mathematical Practices can be found in the Mathematics Guide Brochure you received at Open House or on the Stony Brook website under Parent Brochures for Elementary Curriculum.
The teachers review each of the Mathematical Practices with their students and have rewritten them as
I can statements in “kid friendly language”. They are displayed in their classrooms and referenced during math lessons.
8 Mathematical Practices for elementary students
I can solve problems without giving up.
I can think about numbers in many ways.
I can explain my thinking and try to understand others.
I can apply math to everyday life.
I can use math tools and tell why I chose them
I can work carefully and check my work.
I can use what I know to solve new problems.
I can discover and use shortcuts.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) website has a link for Parents and Guardians to help better understand the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Academic Vision for what students will learn. There is a
parent friendly guide of the learning standards describing what students are expected to know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The guides are available for students in Pre K to 12 grade and are written in
English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese.
Below are the links to each of the grade level math brochures for Stony Brook Elementary School.