The Math in Focus® Kindergarten program consists of classroom learning experiences structured around the Investigate–Discover– Explore–Apply format:

  • Investigate invites children to sing, clap, rhyme, and discuss colorful, playful scenes presented in the Big Book while the teacher systematically elicits related math talk.
  • Discover provides hands-on work in small groups or pairs to allow children to act out or engage actively with the new math idea.
  • Explore reinforces and enhances concepts as children go one step further with the concept.
  • Apply provides children the opportunity to work independently with paper and pencil to practice the new concept or skill.

You can help your child build mathematical success and confidence, as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home.

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Math In Focus Grade 1Welcome to Math in FocusTM: The Singapore Approach, the world-class math curriculum from Singapore adapted for U.S. classrooms based on updated math standards. Math in Focus addresses topics in greater depth at each grade.

This year, your first grader will focus on:

  • building problem-solving skills and strategies
  • counting, comparing, and writing numbers to 100
  • adding and subtracting 1-digit and 2-digit numbers
  • classifying and sorting shapes and patterns
  • measuring length and weight
  • using calendars, time and money

You can help your child build confidence as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home by taking advantage of opportunities to use math in everyday situations. Allow your child's math class-work or homework to guide you in determining the appropriate level of challenge.

On car or bus trips, challenge your child to:

  • find the numbers 1 through 10 (or higher, as the year goes on) in order
  • find the numbers 10 through 1 in reverse order
  • count how many red cars she sees in five minutes

At home, invite your child to:

  • help you count coins for rolling and taking to the bank
  • reset clocks when the time changes in fall and spring
  • mark dates of importance on a calendar

While shopping, allow your child to:

  • compare prices on different brand items
  • read food lables to compare servering per container
  • estimate how many cartons of milk to buy

Contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about the program or your child's progress.

 

Math in Focus Grade 3Welcome to Math in FocusTM: The Singapore Approach, the world-class math curriculum from Singapore adapted for U.S. classrooms based on updated math standards.  Math in Focus addresses topics in greater depth at each grade.

This year, your third grader will focus on:

  • building problem-solving skills and strategies
  • using models to solve real-world problems involving the four operations
  • making and interpreting data from bar graphs
  • identifying fractions of a set
  • finding angles and identifying lines
  • understanding area and perimeter of figures

You can help your child build confidence as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home by taking advantage of opportunities to use math in everyday situations. Allow your child's math class-work or homework to guide you in determining the appropriate level of challenge.

While shopping or at the supermarket, have your child:

  • estimate the cost of your groceries
  • pay for purchases with real money and estimate the change

On car trips, challenge your child to:

  • look out for geometric shapes in road signs, buildings and architecture

At home, inivte your child to:

  • help plan a family vacation by looking at prices from the internet or travel brochures
  • measure ingredients for a recipe
  • conduct a survey and tally the responses
  • find angles and lines in things around the house

 Contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about the program or your child's progress.

 

Math In Focus Grade 2Welcome to Math in FocusTM: The Singapore Approach, the world-class math curriculum from Singapore adapted for U.S. classrooms based on updated math standards. Math in Focus addresses topics in greater depth at each grade.

This year, your second grader will focus on:

  • building problem-solving skills and strategies
  • counting, comparing, and writing numbers to 1,000
  • adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using bar models
  • measuring lenght, mass, and volume in metric units
  • telling time
  • recognizing bills and coins
  • classifying lines and surfaces

You can help your child build confidence as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home by taking advantage of opportunities to use math in everyday situations. Allow your child's math class-work or homework to guide you in determining the appropriate level of challenge.

While at the supermarket or at home,

  • have your child to read food labels to compare weight
  • help your hcild measure small objects using a centimeter ruler
  • estimate and weigh packaged foods items
  • estimate, compare and measure heights of furniture
  • comare and exchange different amounts of money
  • practice telling time and finding elasped time

On car trips encourage your child to:

  • make 3-digit numbers and order them from least to greatest
  • mentally add or subtract 3-digit numbers and multiples of ten

Contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about the program or your child's progress.

 

Math in Focus Grade 4Welcome to Math in FocusTM: The Singapore Approach, the world-class math curriculum from Singapore adapted for U.S. classrooms based on updated math standards.Math in Focus addresses topics in greater depth at each grade.

This year, your fourth grader will focus on:

  • building problem-solving skills and strategies
  • multiplying and dividing with 1-digit and 2-digit numbers
  • using tables, graphs, data and probability
  • adding and subtracting with fractions and decimals
  • understanding relationships between fractions and decimals
  • studying angles, lines segments, area, and perimeter

You can help your child build confidence as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home by taking advantage of opportunities to use math in everyday situations. Allow your child's math class-work or homework to guide you in determining the appropriate level of challenge.

While reading newspapers and magazines, invite your child to:

  • estimate sums and differences
  • look for tables and line graphs and interpret them
  • keep an eye of for decimal numbers

At home or at the supermarket, challenge your child to:

  • identify symmetric shapes and tessellations
  • calculate the change he or she will get after buying groceries
  • estimate monthly household bills

On car trips, allow your child to:

  • read decimal distances on the odometer
  • calculate ta fraction of th etotal distarnce traveled between two places
  • make associations between turns and right angles

Contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about the program or your child's progress.