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THE ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS PROGRAM Newport News Public Schools

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INTRODUCTION Our math program is based on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). The SOLs identify math content for essential components of the math curriculum at grades K-5. The six specific content strands include: Number and Number Sense Computation and Estimation Measurement Geometry Probability and Statistics Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

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MATH GOALS Todays students require stronger mathematical knowledge and skills to pursue higher education, to compete in a technologically oriented workforce, and to be informed citizens. Arithmetic alone is not enough. Students need to use a variety of methods and tools to compute, including paper and pencil, mental arithmetic, estimation, calculators and computers.

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STUDENT GOALS/ PROCESS SKILLS The content of the math SOLs is intended to support these goals: Mathematical Problem Solving Mathematical Communication Mathematical Reasoning Mathematical Connections Mathematical Representations

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CURRICULUM GUIDES PACING GUIDES TEXTBOOKS MANIPULATIVES Overhead Manipulative Kit Teacher Resource Kit Textbooks (Investigations – K Math In My World 1-5) Math Van CD Interactive Lesson Planner Test Generator 3-5 Puppets 1-2 Primary Block materials

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What a Typical Day Looks Like Kindergarten 1 st -5 th 60 Minutes Total 60 Consecutive Minutes Teacher-Directed Teacher-Directed Student-Directed Student-Directed Centers/Games Centers/Games Journal Writing Journal Writing

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