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.
2022 Summer Math
The first place your child should go to keep their math skills fresh is the online resource they use regularly during the school year:
- If your child was in grades K-3 this past school year, click here to go to DreamBox.
- If your child was in grades 4-8 this past school year, click here to go to IXL.
You can also explore the skill practice available on the Khan Academy. Khan Academy can figure out where your child needs help, keeps track of their progress, and will grow with them through high school. Click here to go to the Khan Academy. Students should log in by clicking on the 'Continue with Google' icon and use their school issued Google credentials. If you are a parent or guardian looking for more information about Khan Academy and how to create an account, click here.
Summer Math Packets
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.
- First Grade
- Second Grade
- Third Grade
- Fourth Grade
- Fifth Grade
- Sixth Grade
- Sixth Grade Answer Key
- Seventh Grade
- Seventh Grade Answer Key
- Seventh Grade, Advanced
- Seventh Grade, Advanced, Answer Key
- Eighth Grade
- Eighth Grade Answer Key
- Eighth Grade, Advanced
- Eighth Grade Advanced, Answer Key
Optional High School Resources
Visit your "Class of" Canvas page and select a green link titled "Click here for Summer Skill Practice." Here, students can access English and Math Summer Skill Builders that focus on key topics that each include an Introduction, Review and Practice, Review and Practice Answers, and a Self-Assessment.
- Class of 2023 (Entering 12th grade)
- Class of 2024 (Entering 11th grade)
- Class of 2025 (Entering 10th grade)
- Class of 2026 (Entering 9th grade)
Please do not hesitate to contact the District’s mathematics curriculum supervisor, Edward Merk, if you have questions or require the packets in an ADA accessible format. Click here to send Mr. Merk an email.