The Region 6 math curriculum embeds the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. These are practices are integrated into every mathematics lesson for all students throughout every grade K-12.
New this Year...Region 6's 2018 Summer Math Passport
I am pleased to announce that Region 6 has two amazing mathematical opportunities for your child over the summer months. New this year for students is Region 6’s Summer Math Passport, and returning for a second year is the Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge. By participating in an engaging variety of activities, students can reduce the “summer math slump” and be better prepared for the upcoming school year. Region 6 is hoping for 100% participation in at least one of these experiences as part of each student’s’ mathematical journey this summer.
Region 6’s Summer Math Passport
*All students entering 1st through 9th grade for the 2018-2019 school year and their families are highly encouraged to participate!
*Visit up to 15 different businesses collecting stamps in your passport as you solve problems that have do with each business. Collect all 15 stamps and solve the secret message!
*Visit a business sponsoring the program, and obtain the red binder, locating the problem that corresponds to the grade that your child is entering. Solve the problem in your passport, and be sure to show your thinking.
*Students who collect 10 stamps or more will be recognized at the fall Book Blast and Numeracy Barbecue.
*Passports have been issued, along with this letter, to all students currently in kindergarten through grade 8.
*When visiting the Hopkins Inn, please go to the reception desk to get the red binder. If you are visiting for the Summer Math Passport program, it is best to due so Tuesdays through Sundays from 8:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge
COMMISSIONER'S Summer Math Challenge: Math is All Around Us
The 2018 Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge is a FREE math skills maintenance program based on grade-level state standards for mathematics. The program is targeted to students who have just completed 1st through 12th grades and is designed to help kids retain math skills learned during the previous school year.
Summer Math Packets for grades 1-6
Looking for a little extra math practice over the summer? Below are July and August math activity calendars that you can use to keep yourself fresh with your mathematics learning! The suggested activities found in this packet were carefully chosen, keeping the Common Core State Standards and real-world applications in mind. The goal is for you to have fun learning, thinking and working collaboratively to communicate mathematical ideas. We’ve also included lots of technology applications as well!
The following flashcards can be used to help your child maintain his or her fact fluency. It is important that your child not only recalls the answer for each fact, but that he or she can also explain a strategy that could help in solving the fact if it was one that he or she could recall right away. When practicing the flashcards, pick a few and ask, "What could you tell a friend who was having trouble with this fact to do to help solve it?"
Why We Need Common Core Math
A video made especially for parents and teachers on why we need the common core. It shows some great data on why students did so well and some great footage of a wonderful math task from Ruth Parker, with some visual solutions.
Visit http://www.youcubed.org/ to learn more!