# enVision Mathematics (K-5)

# enVision Mathematics

enVision Mathematics for grades K-5 combines problem-based learning and visual learning to deepen students’ conceptual understanding. enVision Mathematics used by classrooms across the country and around the world. The program provides students with opportunities to take ownership of deeper exploration into problem-based learning. The Instructional model starts with a problem-central approached, where students must think critically about a real-world math problem, evaluate options, collaborate, and present solutions. This is then followed by visual learning opportunities to solidify the underlying math concepts in order to solidify the underlying mathematical concepts.

# enVision Mathematics Presentation

## enVision Mathematics Presentation Slideshow

Above is the slide show used during the October 2024 enVision Mathematics presentation.

## enVision Mathematics Presentation Video

A recording of the enVision Mathematics Presentation can be found above.

## Student Editions and Resources

All student edition resources can be accessed through Clever by the Savvas EasyBridge App

Have the student log in to their Clever account using their Gmail login.

Scroll down and click on the Savvas EasyBridge App.

## Family Engagement Websites

These websites offer resources, content and standards, and topic/lesson support to help your child at home.

## Parent Information Letters

These information letters offer general guidelines, homework tips, and example curriculum work for helping and supporting your child at home in Mathematics.

## Additional Resources

Standards for Mathematical Practices for Parents

Question and tips for working with the Mathematical Practices.

A guide for parents on how to access and navigate Savvas Realize.

enVision Math games online is where students can practice math skills using fun, interactive content.

## FAQs

## Why is BTSD moving from GoMath! to enVision?

Publishers routinely cycle through programs as standards, technologies, and instructional practices change. The last part of the cycle is when a publisher sunsets a program, which means the program will be out of print and no longer serviced by the publisher. In the case of GoMath, the publisher made a decision to sunset this program in 2024. This anticipated change led us on a two year research to pick a new K-5 Mathematics Program.

## How was enVision selected?

K-5 educators sent the summers of 2022, and 2023 to evaluated many mathematics programs which were highly rated on EdReports. Seven programs were originally evaluated during the summer of '22 with a final 3 to be considered for further evaluation during the summer '23. A rubric was used to measure each programs value it was add to our curriculum and teams identified the relative strengths and weaknesses of each. At the conclusion of this project, it was determined enVision Mathematics was in a position to meet the needs of our students and provide a quality mathematical education to BTSD K-5 students.

## Is enVision the same as Common Core math?

Common Core Standards are a set of academic standards that define what students should know, understand, and be able to do regarding mathematical content knowledge by the end of a grade or course. In contrast, enVision is a type of mathematics program that outlines lessons of how teachers can meet the academic standards required by the state. enVision aligns with both Common Core and New Jersey State Standards (NJSLS), and is a tool to teach students a variety of instructional strategies that are in the curriculum.

## What are the differences between GoMath! and enVision math?

The basic lesson structure (mini-lesson, guidance practice, independent practice) is similar to with both programs. The difference lies with the instructional approach within this structure. enVision Mathematics focuses on building conceptual mathematical understanding for students by allowing them to explore the mathematics through various student-led activates. A research backed concrete-pictorial-abstract (CPA) approach is foundational to this program setting the stage for students to develop the deep underlying mathematical concepts. In addition, the wealth and ease of use of the resources Savvas provides with this program will allow greater differentiation to harness student's success.

## Does this program change the Accelereated Math Program?

No. Any changes to the Accelerated Math Program would be communicated to the public and not as a result of adopting enVision Mathematics. More information about the Accelerated Math Program can be found here.

## What research is available to support the effectiveness of this program?

All curriculum used in schools should have some positive research behind it. edreports.org is a national organization that rates K–12 academic curriculum, including enVision. edreports highly rates all components of enVision. You can learn more here.