Math in Focus helps foster excellent math instruction, while balancing depth of understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application. This enriched program is not only aligned to meet the Common Core State Standards, but also provides an approach to teaching and learning mathematics that will challenge our students to think deeply about mathematics, while meeting the needs of all learners.
Mathematical problem-solving is at the core of Math in Focus. This is encouraged through the development of positive attitudes towards mathematics, as well as the development of skills, concepts, processes, and metacognition.
With Math in Focus, mathematical understanding is built with a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach to learning, where concepts are first introduced with hands-on experiences, are then visualized and represented in a picture, and then numbers and symbols are used to demonstrate understanding. Our children will learn to solve complex mathematical problems by gaining the knowledge, content, skills, and confidence to succeed in this endeavor.
First Grade Classes Make Family Number Bonds (Pictorial)
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