Monday, April 24, 2017

Curriculum Update!

April News - Mathematics
Posted by Julie DeRoche at 4/13/2017

At the end of March, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) adopted updates to the 2010 Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks.  This post will focus on the expectations and guiding principles for mathematics programs in our schools. Over the course of the next year, as we review, assess, and update the district's mathematics curriculum, we will be guided by the following principles and expectations of the standards from the 2017 Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks. A strong, integrated, well-planned, and rigorous mathematics program, as referenced in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks (2017, p.5), promotes the following:  A Balance of Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency, and Application

The standards strategically develop students’ mathematical understanding and skills. When students are first introduced to a mathematical concept they explore and investigate the concept by using concrete objects, visual models, drawings or representations to build their understanding. In the early grades they develop number sense and work with numbers in many ways.   Keep Reading on the Curriculum Highlights Blog....