Mathematics

Two girls working on math problems at their desks

The mathematics curriculum in the Colonial School District reflects the importance of mathematical literacy in an increasingly technological society. Toward this end, students are provided multiple opportunities to apply mathematics in meaningful ways as part of the learning process.

COLONIAL’S MATHEMATICS GOALS:


  • Help children develop the belief that they have the power to be successful in mathematics
  • Assist students in developing a deeper understanding about mathematics through exploration, investigation, and problem solving
  • Provide classroom experiences that draw from both real-world and mathematical contexts
  • Develop students’ reasoning, judgment and decision making skills by using a variety of strategies
  • Encourage students to solve problems that require them to work cooperatively and to use appropriate tools to explore and address relevant and interesting mathematical ideas
  • Provide students with an opportunity to verbally communicate and write about mathematics using rich mathematics vocabulary to explain and clarify their own thinking.
  • Provide a common foundation of challenging mathematics for all students while addressing their unique mathematical needs through appropriate differentiated support.

K-5 Elementary Summer Math Websites

DreamBox

Grades K-3 Parents and Guardians: DreamBox will still be available through the summer, so encourage your children to go online to keep their math skills fresh. Click here to go to DreamBox. 

Khan Academy

Grades 4-5 Parents and Guardians: Check out a new website to help your children stay up-to-speed in math this summer! Khan Academy can figure out where your child needs help, keeps track of their progress and will grow with them through high school! If you already have an account, click here to go to Khan Academy and choose which grade level or area to review over the summer. If you are a parent or guardian looking for more information about Khan Academy and how to create an account, click here.

Please do not hesitate to contact the district’s mathematics curriculum supervisor, Edward Merk, if you have questions or require the packets below in an ADA accessible format. Click here to send Mr. Merk an email.

Summer Math Packets 2020

Click on the grade level your child is leaving for the appropriate math packet to give you additional ideas and tips to help your child stay current in math over the summer.

Grades 6-8 Summer Math Website

Khan Academy

Check out a new website to help stay up-to-speed in math this summer! Khan Academy can figure out where a student needs help, keeps track of their progress and will grow with them through high school! If you already have an account, click here to go to Khan Academy and choose which grade level or area to review over the summer. If you're looking for more information about Khan Academy and how to create an account, click here.

Please do not hesitate to contact the district’s mathematics curriculum supervisor, Edward Merk, if you have questions or require the information below in an ADA accessible format. Click here to send Mr. Merk an email.

Summer Math Packets 2020

Click on the grade level you're leaving for the appropriate math packet to help keep your math skills fresh over the summer.