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Math Expressions


Your child is learning math in an innovative program called Math Expressions.  Math Expressions is a comprehensive standards-based K-5 mathematics curriculum that offers new ways to teach and learn mathematics.  Combining the most powerful elements of reform mathematics with the best of traditional approaches, Math Expressions uses objects, drawings, conceptual language, and real-world situations to help students build mathematical ideas that make sense to them.

What does Math Expressions look like in the classroom?

Structures of the Program:

Quick Practice – Involves whole-class responses or individual partner practice and are frequently led by student leaders.
 
Student Leaders – Teachers facilitate students' growth by helping all students take on leadership roles with structured practice activities.

Building Concepts – Objects, drawings, conceptual language, and real-world situations strengthen mathematical ideas and understanding.

Math Talk – Students explain thinking using drawings that support understandings and promote meanings.

Helping Community – A classroom in which everyone is both a teacher and a learner to enhance mathematical understanding, competence, and confidence.

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Online Math Resources for Parents and Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Arcademic Skill Builders:
Online educational games for learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.

Gamequarium:
Interactive mathematics games, virtual manipulatives, online calculators, and graphing tools.

Math123xyz.com:
Interactive multimedia math resources, including math lessons, interactive tutorials, learning tools, enrichment, and extra practice. Basic Skills,
Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Algebra, and Trigonometry.

Math Dictionary for Kids: 
More than 600 interactive mathematical definitions for elementary school students.

Math Playground:
Play logic games, solve word problems, and watch math videos.

Mathwire.com:  
Activities, worksheets, and creative ideas for teaching math that are classroom-tested by teachers. Based on NCTM Standards.

Numbers Made Meaningful:
Teacher-tested math stories and games based on the story Trouble with Zero, for PreK through grade 1.

Soft Schools:
Worksheets and games.

Superkids:  
Online resource for teachers and parents to create math worksheets on topics including addition, exponents, and telling time.

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