Mathematics

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The PSD mathematics curriculum is based on the  Colorado Academic Standards. The PSD mathematics curriculum will challenge your child while teaching him/her valuable skills needed for everyday life.

Curriculum used at schools include Everyday Mathematics, Connected Math, Algebra, Geometry and Calculus. PSD learning goals ensure that all students who are able enroll in 8th grade algebra in order to be exposed to higher level math in high school.

 

Parent Toolkit

The mathematics toolkit is a reference for parents to use as they help children with math homework.  Please note that your child's teacher is the number one resource for what they are learning.

Teaching mathematics requires a classroom where students engage in rich mathematics and discover patterns and the why behind the mathematics. Students do the thinking.  Why do we invert and multiply fractions instead of dividing? Why can’t we divide by zero?  Answering the “why” questions through discovery transforms classrooms into places where students engage and have discourse about the mathematics in a meaningful way.

These resources will help you to help your child gain conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application to an unfamiliar situation.  

The Parent Toolkit includes:

  • Grade Level Overview -  Parent Roadmaps, developed by The Council of Great City Schools,  include activities specific to grade level learning, questions to ask the teacher, an understanding of how the standards build, tips for helping your child learn outside of school, and links for additional resources. 
     
  • Homework Help - Questions for parents to ask children as they assist them with homework and online resources for additional support.
     
  • Standards - A comprehensive overview of the Colorado Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, and the Standards for Mathematics Practice. 
     
  • Theory and Research - A resource list to support the instructional practices taking place in the classroom.

Contact Information

Mathematics Curriculum Facilitator
Kelly Shank | 970.490.3024 | kshank@psdschools.org