Math learning experiences in CCSD59:
The Math Workshop is an instructional model that is used to help students develop the skills, strategies, and behaviors that will help them grow as mathematicians.
The Math Workshop structure honors the foundational aspects of math development, promotes transfer to real life situations, and allows students to apply skills in problem solving situations. Guided Math is also a part of Math Workshop. During Guided Math time, students engage in small group math instruction at their level.
The Math Workshop structure includes:
Applied Outcomes are statements that describe the skills we want our learners to do within a specific subject area, and might also be described as the practices or habits we want students to develop.
The Understandings are statements that describe the broad and transferable concepts that we want students to know and understand within a subject area.
Math – Applied Outcomes
Math – Understandings
||Consumer Math – Critical consumers apply the value of number systems to make informed choices
Environmental Understanding – The environment is understood and described through measurement and spatial relationships
Patterns – Patterns exhibit relationships that are extended, described, and generalized.
Relationships – Mathematical relationships are represented, compared, and communicated.
Uncertainty – Imperfect and unknown information lead to discovery and inquiry
While the Applied Outcomes describe our long term learning outcomes in mathematics, grade level expectations, which are derived from the Common Core State Standards, outline the specific skills for each grade level in all area of math.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about CCSD59’s math curriculum, please feel free contact the district.