Dear Parents and Guardians of Elementary School Students:
Welcome to the West Babylon Math Website for parents. The West Babylon School District is committed to providing all students with a strong curriculum which aligns with the Common Core Standards, which we are mandated to follow. Beginning this school year, K - 5 teachers will be using the NYS Math Modules to instruct their students in mathematics. Teachers began to receive training during the spring of the 2013-2014 school year and are continuing to receive training and support throughout the 2016-2017 school year. We are happy to provide parents access to this website and hope that you find it useful.
The way we taught math to students in the past simply does not prepare them for the higher demands of college and careers today and in the future. We want to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills they need to be successful. In order to lay the foundation for this, teachers of grades K - 5 will concentrate on teaching a more focused set of major math concepts and skills. This will allow students time to master important ideas and skills in a more organized way throughout the year and from one grade to the next. It will also call for teachers to use rich and challenging math content and to engage students in solving real-world problems in order to inspire greater interest in mathematics.
Please know that there may be times when your child is challenged or finds difficulty in an assignment. To help you support your child if this should happen or to help with math homework, please click on "Math Module Parent Guides" on the left and you will find parent booklets for each module. Find the module and lesson number that your child is working on and you will see a sample problem and solution that you can use to help explain the homework to your child. Additional information from New York State Education Department can be found by clicking on "Links to NYS Information". It is also important to let your child's teacher know if he or she is having difficulty completing the homework. Challenge is good but not to the point of frustration. If your child is struggling, encourage him or her but sometimes it is best to take a break from the homework and let the teacher know about the difficulty.
We wish your child a successful school year and we hope that you find this information helpful.
Curriculum and Instruction Department