Clark-Wilkins Math Program
Our K-4 Mathematics Program at Clark-Wilkins School, in conjunction with the SAU 39 Mission Statement, strives to engage, challenge and support all learners. Grounded in the Common Core State Standards, our well-balanced program focuses on building crucial foundational skills, while also engaging our students in critical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving. It is our aim to create mathematically literate individuals who not only have the necessary basic skills, but also the 21st century skills of collaboration and creativity. The ability to successfully communicate mathematically is at the forefront of our instruction and learning. Mathematical communication, including verbal and written communication, using mathematical models and symbols, is practiced and refined. Our students are also encouraged, in large part through the use of our primary resource, Math in Focus: Singapore Math, to practice “grit” or perseverance, particularly when engaging in complex problem-solving. As the “M” in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), it is our aim to prepare our young learners with the skills and knowledge they will need as they continue to grow and learn.
Critical areas of focus by grade level include, in kindergarten, establishing a strong foundational sense of number, in grade one, fluency with addition, in grade two, securing additive reasoning, or the relationship between addition and subtraction, in grade three, fluency with multiplication, and in grade four, establishing multiplicative reasoning, or the relationship between multiplication and division. We strive for a balance of conceptual, procedural and linguistic understanding for all of our students and to help our students have an appreciation for mathematics and its application to the world in which they live.
For any questions, please feel free to contact our staff:
Amy Hanson, Mathematics Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Beth Gilpin, Mathematics Specialist email@example.com
For information and fun games! Gregtangmath.com
For parent/student tutorials and practice: khanacademy.org
For more fun games: mathplayground.com
For practice with Bar Modeling: http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html
On line STEM game: http://www.mathplayground.com/logic_sugarsugar_3.html
Math in Focus Student Log On:
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