Mathematics – Nov 2017

I am excited to say there are a lot of changes in math class this year!  For quite a few years now I have been supplementing our 10 year old textbook, to be sure we cover everything that is expected of us in each of the four math classes.  I came across a Eureka Math last year, sampled it in one of my classes, and decided it was time for an update in the math department.  Since September we have been following the Eureka Math program in Courses 1, 2, and 3.  Not only does the program support teaching to the Common Core State Standards with rich, thought provoking problems; it also incorporates the eight math practices which are:

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Here are the topics we expect to cover this year in each class:  Math Course Overviews – Curriculum Night 2017

I’m very excited about this curriculum, it’s a change from what the students are used to and can be challenging, but overall I have had positive feedback from them and am enjoying deep mathematical discussions in all of the classes this year.  I’ll keep you posted on how things are going…

Excited about math,

Cindy Wauer

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