The goal of the K-5 Mathematics Program is to develop students as mathematicians with a strong knowledge about numbers and operations and the ability to apply them in real life situations. The curriculum follows a constructivist model of instruction that builds on a child’s knowledge base to create new conceptual understanding. Investigations in Number, Data, and Space and The Contexts for Learning Mathematics are the main resources used to deliver the Darien Math Curriculum and to implement the Common Core State Standards for Math.

Mathematical concepts are taught in 4 areas of understanding that expand and deepen in each grade:

· Operations & Algebraic Thinking with a focus on the four operations and analyzing patterns.

· Number and Operations with a focus on place value, operations and rational numbers.

· Measurement and Data with a focus on geometric measurement, conversions, representing and interpreting data.

· Geometry with a focus on reasoning with shapes and their attributes.

Darien Workshop Series Presentation-- Standards of Mathematical Practice 11/20/13 and 12/11/13

The Elementary Math Curriculum Committee created grade level benchmarks. Please click on the document below to see an overview of what your child will study each year.

In the article, The Reading Teacher, Allison Hintz and Anthony Smith (University of Washington/Bothell) suggest ways to use children’s literature to explain mathematics and make it vivid for students. The key steps, they say, are (a) choosing a good text, (b) exploring the text in a read-aloud and discussion with students, and (c) extending the text by getting students to explore ideas after the read-aloud is finished. Here are some books they suggest, along with the math links and suggested age-ranges:

Text-dependent: Double Those Wheels by Nancy Raines Day – Doubling, counting by groups – Grades K-2 Equal Shmequal by Virginia Kroll – Equal and fair – Grades 3-5 Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry by Cindy Neuschwander – Geometry – Grades 2-4 Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin – Number recognition, counting back – Grades K-1 Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger by Ann Whitehead Nagda and Cindy Bickel – Data and statistics – Grades 3-5 Idea-enhancing: Actual Size by Steve Jenkins – Estimation, measurement – Grades 1-3 The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins – Adding on, counting up – Grades 2-4 Move Over Rover by Karen Beaumont – Adding on, counting back – Grades K-2 The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster – Number sense, geometry – Grades 4-6 Ten Flashing Fireflies by Philemon Sturges – Fact fluency, combinations of ten – Grades K-2 Illustration-exploring: Ancient Greece by Anne Pearson – Geometry, estimation, counting – Grades 3-5 Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno – Counting on by ones, groups – Grades K-2 I Spy a Dinosaur’s Eye by Jean Marzollo – Counting and cardinality – Grade K-2 Lonely Planet Not for Parents Extreme Planet by Lonely Planet – Representing and interpreting data – Grades 4-6 Shintauro’s Umbrellas by Marjorie Jackson – K-1 There Is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems – Addition and grouping – Grades K-2

## The goal of the K-5 Mathematics Program is to develop students as mathematicians with a strong knowledge about numbers and operations and the ability to apply them in real life situations. The curriculum follows a constructivist model of instruction that builds on a child’s knowledge base to create new conceptual understanding.

Investigations in Number, Data, and Space and The Contexts for Learning Mathematicsare the main resources used to deliver the Darien Math Curriculum and to implement the Common Core State Standards for Math.## Mathematical concepts are taught in 4 areas of understanding that expand and deepen in each grade:

## ·

Operations & Algebraic Thinkingwith a focus on the four operations and analyzing patterns.## ·

Number and Operationswith a focus on place value, operations and rational numbers.## ·

Measurement and Datawith a focus on geometric measurement, conversions, representing and interpreting data.## ·

Geometrywith a focus on reasoning with shapes and their attributes.Darien Workshop Series Presentation--Standards of Mathematical Practice 11/20/13 and 12/11/13Holmes PTO Presentaion 11/6/13## The

Elementary Math Curriculum Committeecreated grade level benchmarks. Please click on the document below to see an overview of what your child will study each year.Article on Developing Computational FluencyStudents can Access Dreambox for Math Practice-- See your teacher for access directionsAdditional Math Websites for Math PracticeFall 4 Math Websitehttp://www.darienps.org/mathmadness/

Kindergartenhttp://www.reasoningmind.org/flash/guided.php?path=AddSubtrwithRuler-3_en.xml

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_add.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/addition/counting_up_method_addition/

http://www.softschools.com/coloring_games/coloring_umbrellaadd.jsp

Grade 1http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_add.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/addition/counting_up_method_addition/

http://www.softschools.com/coloring_games/coloring_umbrellaadd.jsp

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/add_it_up.php

Grade 2http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_add.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/addition/counting_up_method_addition/

http://www.softschools.com/coloring_games/coloring_umbrellaadd.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_sub.jsp

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/add_it_up.php

Grade 3http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_add.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/addition/counting_up_method_addition/

http://www.softschools.com/coloring_games/coloring_umbrellaadd.jsp

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/add_it_up.php

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_sub.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_multi.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/multiplication/multiplication_drills_game/

Grade 4http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_add.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/addition/counting_up_method_addition/

http://www.softschools.com/coloring_games/coloring_umbrellaadd.jsp

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/add_it_up.php

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_sub.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_multi.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/multiplication/multiplication_drills_game/

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/division_regular.php

Grade 5http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_add.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/addition/counting_up_method_addition/

http://www.softschools.com/coloring_games/coloring_umbrellaadd.jsp

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/add_it_up.php

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_sub.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_multi.jsp

http://www.softschools.com/math/multiplication/multiplication_drills_game/

http://www.kidsnumbers.com/division_regular.php

## Children’s Books to Enhance Mathematics

## In the article,

The Reading Teacher, Allison Hintz and Anthony Smith (University of Washington/Bothell) suggest ways to use children’s literature to explain mathematics and make it vivid for students. The key steps, they say, are (a) choosing a good text, (b) exploring the text in a read-aloud and discussion with students, and (c) extending the text by getting students to explore ideas after the read-aloud is finished. Here are some books they suggest, along with the math links and suggested age-ranges:Text-dependent:Double Those Wheelsby Nancy Raines Day – Doubling, counting by groups – Grades K-2Equal Shmequalby Virginia Kroll – Equal and fair – Grades 3-5Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometryby Cindy Neuschwander – Geometry – Grades 2-4Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttonsby James Dean and Eric Litwin – Number recognition, counting back – Grades K-1Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tigerby Ann Whitehead Nagda and Cindy Bickel – Data and statistics – Grades 3-5Idea-enhancing:Actual Sizeby Steve Jenkins – Estimation, measurement – Grades 1-3The Doorbell Rangby Pat Hutchins – Adding on, counting up – Grades 2-4Move Over Roverby Karen Beaumont – Adding on, counting back – Grades K-2The Phantom Tollboothby Norton Juster – Number sense, geometry – Grades 4-6Ten Flashing Firefliesby Philemon Sturges – Fact fluency, combinations of ten – Grades K-2Illustration-exploring:Ancient Greeceby Anne Pearson – Geometry, estimation, counting – Grades 3-5Anno’s Counting Bookby Mitsumasa Anno – Counting on by ones, groups – Grades K-2I Spy a Dinosaur’s Eyeby Jean Marzollo – Counting and cardinality – Grade K-2Lonely Planet Not for Parents Extreme Planetby Lonely Planet – Representing and interpreting data – Grades 4-6Shintauro’s Umbrellasby Marjorie Jackson – K-1There Is a Bird on Your Headby Mo Willems – Addition and grouping – Grades K-2