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Math K-6

Central Valley’s elementary schools use the enVisionMATH Common Core program to teach children math.

Why enVision Math? This program fully aligns with the Common Core Math Standards. That is important because the annual New York State math assessments measure Common Core skills. Using enVisionMATH ensures elementary school children are learning the skills they need to do their best on these assessments. Each of these skills become important building blocks for middle school-, high school- and even college-level courses.

It is challenging. Students look at real world problems and try to solve them on their own. At times, students struggle, but with that struggle comes growth. Teachers work with students to reinforce lessons, to encourage students’ creative thinking and to make certain the struggle does not become defeating. Thinking about math this way is different than simply doing a page of simple math problems—it takes deeper thought and problem-solving. It is this “higher-level” or “critical” thinking that will help students be successful in their futures.

How can I help? Be positive. Encourage your child by reminding him or her that math is learned through practice and experience. With effort, the things that are hard today will be easier tomorrow.

Do you have material I can use to help? The top of some homework pages will be labeled, “Reteaching.” You will find some examples of how the lesson was taught. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher for more information.

Can I share how I was taught—even if it is different from the way my child is taught? The lessons are based on research that explores how students visualize math. If you have a more efficient way to reach an answer—and your child understands—that is great. The focus of Common Core is for students to understand how they find the answer.

What specifically is my child learning? The following links explain in detail what your child will learn each year K-6 in enVisionsMATH. Each chart names the specific standard, describes that standard and lists the specific lessons that reinforce the standard. Feel free to contact Assistant Superintendent Cindy Stocker or your child’s teacher for more information.