K-5 Math Pilot Family Resource Page
Welcome to the K-5 Math Pilot Family Resource Page. We hope that you will take advantage of all of the resources we have collected to help you learn about the math program being used in your child's classroom. In the top right corner of this page, you can click on the pages you are interested in for resources. Over the course of the school year, we will hold workshops for families. We hope that you will visit this page regularly for updates.
Please direct your attention to the top/right section of this page. Here you will find the tabs for each program, as well as a tab for fact practice. Below, is a place for you to ask questions as we go along. We will respond to questions on a regular basis, right here on this page.
How much homework should I expect my child to be receiving?
Our pilot programs programs (Ready and Bridges) have differing forms of homework. Ready Math has a skills and practice book, which can also be used for student homework. Bridges has a Home Connections book, which includes supports for parents and practice for students. Our teachers in grades K-5 have been instructed to send home whatever their programs designate as homework.
Not all work sent home will need to be returned to school. Sometimes, the materials sent home are resources for you and your child to use as you see fit. Our teachers in grades K-5 have been instructed to indicate when an assignment is homework that needs to be returned to school. If you have any questions about any assignments, please email your child's teacher.
How much time should my child be spending on homework?
- Kindergarten – 15 minutes total per night
- Grade 1 – 20 minutes total per night
- Grade 2 – 30 minutes total per night
- Grade 3 – 45 minutes total per night
- Grade 4- 50 minutes total per night
- Grade 5- 60 minutes total per night
What if my child doesn't complete the homework within the time designated for his/her grade level?
We know that students work at different rates. As a parent, use your discretion. If you feel your child has spent enough time on the assignment, just write a note or send an email to their teacher indicating that they spent the allotted amount of time on the homework, and still was unable to finish it. You might also want to indicate if there was anything that was difficult for your child so their teacher can determine if reteaching is needed or just additional exposure and practice.