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1 Behind the Scenes of Everyday Math This isn’t how we learned math!

2 Thank you for being here and for supporting your student’s math education!

3 Dr. Kimberly Kappler Hewitt

4 Objectives Introduce parents to key components of EM, including cumulative scope and sequence (spiraling), math journals, family newsletters, SRBs and the use of manipulatives and mental math. Answer parent questions.

5 Check out our EM resources for parents: or directly at _Math_Resources.html _Math_Resources.html

6 What do parents need to know about EM? Three key things to know about Everyday Math (EM). EM components: –Games –Student Resource Book (SRB) –Math Journal –Manipulatives –Mental math –Home Links/Study Links and family newsletters

7 Three Key Things about EM #1: Cumulative Scope & Sequence (Spiral curriculum) –Topics/skills tend to be introduced at an earlier grade –Mastery over time Beginning Developing Secure (Grade Level Mastery Objectives)

8 Cumulative Scope & Sequence (Spiral curriculum)

9 Three Key Things about EM #2: Multiple methods to solve –What works best? For student? For situation/problem? #3: Emphasis on the language of math –More reading and writing in math –Math-specific vocabulary (e.g. quotient; product; base x height; simplify; graphs, such as stem-and-leaf, line plot, etc.)

10 EM Instructional Design

11 EM Components Games Student Resource Book (SRB) Math Journal Manipulatives Mental math Home Links/Study Links and family newsletters

12 Student Reference Book (SRB) Complete the Scavenger Hunt! SRB components: –Overviews of content and skills (arranged by topic; detailed table of contents and index) –Directions on how to play math games –Tables and charts for reference –Glossary –Answer key for Check Your Understanding items Available in print version and online ( me if you would like access to the online version). –See example.

13 Questions?


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