”The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics”-Unknown

Jennifer Brandon, Professional Development Specialist, Mathematics, K-12

440 Beverly Rancocas Road, Country Club Administration Bldg., Room 22

Office: 609.835.8600 ext. 1035

Email: jbrandon@wboe.net

 

Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction

The goal of the Willingboro Public School District's math program is for students to think like a mathematician: to understand numbers, to analyze uncertainty, to comprehend the properties of shapes, and to study how things change over time.  Quantitative reasoning is essential for survival and success in an increasingly data-rich world.  Our students will be able to communicate mathematically and will come to view math topics as interesting and enjoyable to study.  Our students will use mathematics as a tool to help organize and understand information and to solve problems related to their interests.
 
Our newly revised mathematics curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and connects mathematical content to mathematical practices.  Math instruction in Willingboro Public Schools is based on researched best practices in mathematics and the following:
•   a well- articulated curriculum that is aligned to the CCSS,
•   has interwoven technology,
•   is connected in meaningful ways to other curricula areas,
•   focused on real life experiences,
•   provides for differentiated needs of students, and 
•  leads to equity and excellence in math achievement for all children regardless of the school they attend. 
 
Common Core Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
The full Common Core Document can be accessed at:
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 What's Computing In Math This Year??

 
 LOOK! Check out KHAN Academy for all the help in Math you need!
 
https://www.khanacademy.org/math 
 
 
 
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 Additional Resources:

 Bedtime Math Problems - The mission of Bedtime Math Problems is to make the nightly math problem as common as the bedtime story.” A great resource for parents who want to help their children with math. Sign up to receive a math problem sent via email everyday. Each problem is presented at different levels along with answers and explanations. Join their mailing list.

 
ThinkCentral - Is the digital platform for the 'Go Math' HMH textbooks. Please take a look at a very helpful video on YouTube for site access information. Students and parents can access the ThinkCentral landing page by clicking here
What do the Standards for Mathematical Practice look like in the mathematics classroom? Click here.

 

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