The Parent Math Page

Hello Parents,

Welcome to the brand new parent support page for elementary mathematics.  Here you will find a growing set of resources, ideas, and links to help you.

Your Elementary Math Specialists,

David Woodward (
Paige Wild (

Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools.  In this site you will find information about the program, get access to student texts, find out about strategies, terminology, and the research and philosophy behind the program.

Log In 
To log into the site, follow the link above to the log-in page.  Enter your child's student number (lunch number) for both the username and password.

Here are some things to help you get started.

  • Think Central Overview for Parents (PDF, PPT)
  • Video on how to find Homework and Remembering pages.
  • Video Overview of Basic Functionality
  • Student Welcome Letters (English, Spanish)
  • Education Place:  Education place is essentially a completely new site within Think Central.  Here you will find other games, lots of information, and explanatory videos.  Use this Education Place Guide to help you navigate those resources.
MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions.  Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.

You can also link directly to the activity associated with the current lesson by opening the Student Activity Book on Think Central, navigating to the correct lesson, and then following the link, via the link button, to Mega Math.

Math Expressions

Math Expressions was adopted by BVSD in the spring of 2013 and implemented in the fall of the 2013 - 2014 school year.  It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.

provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.

Important strategies:   
Make a Ten to Add:  Example 1   Example 2

Other Math Demonstrations in Education Place

Homework and Remembering.mp4
David Woodward,
Dec 17, 2014, 8:25 AM
David Woodward,
Mar 18, 2015, 1:31 PM
David Woodward,
Dec 17, 2014, 8:14 AM
David Woodward,
Dec 17, 2014, 8:24 AM
David Woodward,
Dec 17, 2014, 8:42 AM