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1 Math in Focus Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Implementation Downers Grove Grade School District 58
2 Introduction“Singapore math” is the term used to refer to the mathematics curriculum used in Singapore. For over 15 years, Singapore has consistently scored at the top of international mathematics comparison studies. Its unique approach to teaching math — which focuses on problem solving, deep understanding, and model drawing — has helped Singapore students excel, and now U.S. students have the same opportunity to benefit from this proven curriculum!Math in Focus® is the U.S. edition of Singapore’s most widely used program. It teaches the same content as traditional mathematics programs — just in a way that emphasizes understanding and flexible thinking. Math in Focus will teach your children both how and why math works. This deep understanding means that they will be better able to use math in real-life situations.
4 Bar ModelingThe bar modeling method is a common diagrammatic problem-solving tool that is introduced at the primary level and can be used to solve both arithmetic and algebraic problems.
5 Parent Communication & Access School to Home Connection sent homeOnline Access to ThinkCentralStudent TextbookWorkbookVirtual ManipulativesInteractivities
6 Parent Communication & Access Think Central WebsiteUse your child’s username and passwordAsk your child’s teacher for that information or
7 Learning Targets Kindergarten Counts to tell the number of objectsIdentifies numbersCounts sequentiallyPrints numbers 0 – 20 legiblyCompares numbersUnderstands addition and subtractionComposes and decomposes numbers 11-19Describes and compares measurable attributesClassifies objects & counts the number of objects in each categoryIdentifies, Compares, Contrasts and Creates shapes
8 Learning Targets First Grade Extends the counting sequenceUnderstands place valueUses place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtractRepresents and solves word problems involving addition and subtractionSolves addition and subtraction problemsAdds and subtracts within 20Works with addition and subtraction equationsUnderstands geometric shapes and attributesMeasures length using non-standard unitsRepresents and interprets dataTells and writes time
9 Learning Targets Second Grade Uses place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtractUnderstands place valueRepresents and solves problems involving addition and subtractionWorks with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplicationAdds and subtracts within 20Understands geometric shapes and their attributesRepresents and interprets dataMeasures and estimates lengths in standard unitsRelates addition and subtraction to lengthDemonstrates understanding of timeRecognizes, compares, and solves problems involving money
10 Learning Targets Third Grade Uses place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmeticRepresents and solves problems involving multiplication and divisionUnderstands properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and divisionMultiplies and divides within 100Solves problems involving the four operations, and identifies and explains patterns in arithmeticDevelops understanding of fractions as numbers (Use denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8)Reasons with shapes and their attributesSolves problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objectsRepresents and interprets dataUnderstands concepts of area and relates area to multiplication and to additionRecognizes perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguishes between linear and area measures
11 Learning Targets Fourth Grade Generalizes place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbersUses place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmeticUses the four operations with whole numbers to solve problemsGains familiarity with factors and multiples.Generates and analyzes patternsExtends understanding of fraction equivalence and orderingApplies and extends previous understanding of addition, subtraction, and multiplication with fractionsUnderstands decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimals and fractionsDraws and identifies lines and angles, and classifies shapes by properties of their lines and anglesSolves problems involving measurement and conversions of measurements form a larger unit to a smaller unitRepresents and interprets dataUnderstands concepts of angle and measure angles
12 Learning Targets Fifth Grade Performs operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.Recognizes equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.Analyzes previous knowledge to multiply and divide fractions.Generates and analyzes numerical expressions, patterns and relationshipsIdentifies and analyzes geometric concepts.Interprets data and converts measurement units within a given measurement system.
13 HomeworkHomework will be assigned to students based on their individual needs. There will be times when students will have the same homework in one class, and there will be other times when it may vary based on the learning needs of each of the students in the class.
14 iPad App Grades 2, 3, 4 & 5 ONLYAllow your child to visualize even the most complex math word problems with Singapore Math, Bar Models. This activity uses the signature Singapore math method for problem solving and teaches children in Grades 2–5 how to visually represent word problems in a fun and interactive way.The problems align closely with the Math in Focus®: Singapore Math by Marshall Cavendish curriculum.These will be provided for all classroom and school iPad use.