*Math Workshop*

The vision for the Needham Public Schools K-5 math program is to develop critical thinkers who work independently as well as collaboratively to understand math both conceptually and procedurally in order to experience, appreciate, and make sense of mathematics in the real world. Aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics (2017), the K-5 Math Curriculum is based on the content standards at each grade level, as well as The Standards for Mathematical Practice. These eight practices describe the expertise that mathematics educators seek to develop in their students:

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

4. Model with mathematics

5. Use appropriate tools strategically

6. Attend to precision

7. Look for and make use of structure

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

ST Math

All students in grades K-5 participate in a supplemental online visual instructional program called ST Math. This program leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. It starts by teaching the foundational concepts visually, then connects the ideas to the symbols, language, and robust discourse. With visual learning, students are better equipped to tackle unfamiliar math problems, recognize patterns, and build conceptual understanding. Without language barriers, the problem is accessible to all students, regardless of skill level or language background. Students and teachers access ST Math through Clever.

Here are some math websites for your children to check out:

Count by fives

Number lines

Let's Compare

Numbers to 1,000

Penny Prizes

Count by twos and threes

Gumball Surprise

Numbers to 100 in different ways

Numbers to 1,000 in different ways

Ordinal Number Match Up