Community Consolidated School District 181 believes a high-quality mathematics curriculum engages students in a balanced approach to developing conceptual understandings, procedural knowledge, building fluency, and applying knowledge to real-world problems. Therefore, we believe:
- Number sense is the foundation for mathematical proficiency. Students must develop a strong understanding of how numbers are formed and related.
- Learners build new knowledge by making connections to their previous experiences.
- Learning occurs when students explore ideas, discover patterns, and find logical order using a variety of tools.
- A community of learners must discuss, explain, and justify solutions to develop conceptual understandings.
- All learners must engage in meaningful tasks and persevere in finding solutions.
- All students can learn mathematics when engaged in a responsive, supported curriculum.
Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Levels
The mathematics series for students in kindergarten through fifth grade levels is i-Ready Classroom Mathematics (published by Curriculum Associates, ©2023). Within this series, students will experience rigorous, quality content within collaborative, student-centered methods. This resource provides skills and activities to ensure students develop the problem-solving skills needed to gain a deeper understanding of the concepts, which are aligned to the New Common Core Standards. i-Ready Classroom Mathematics focuses on learning through problem-solving and peer conversations about mathematical thinking. The Board of Education has approvedplacement criteria for advanced and accelerated math courses for students in third through fifth grade levels to provide greater opportunities for targeted instruction with use of differentiation. During Curriculum Night presentations, additional information is provided.