Math Resources

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

The Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District has implemented math resources grades K-12 that are focused, connected and rigorous.  The Eureka Math resources highlight the expectations that are being placed on our students today.  Our global environment has many challenges and problems that need to be solved.  We are preparing our students for their future as critical thinkers and problem-solvers

What Eureka Math is and is not

What Eureka Math is                            What Eureka Math is not

Using real-world problems

Not endless exercises without context

Understanding why

Not isolated memorization

Explaining your reasoning

Not working alone

Doing math in your head

Not relying on a calculator

Eureka Math is created to build math understanding from kindergarten to 12th grade. It’s not enough for students to know the process for solving a problem; they need to understand why that process works so they can use it anytime. Teaching mathematics as a story, Eureka Math builds students’ knowledge logically and thoroughly to help them achieve deep understanding. While this approach is unfamiliar to those of us who grew up memorizing mathematical facts and formulas, it has been tested and proven to be the most successful method in the world. It’s not enough for students to know the process for solving a problem; they need to understand why that process works so they can use it anytime. Teaching mathematics as a story, Eureka Math builds students’ knowledge logically and thoroughly to help them achieve deep understanding. While this approach is unfamiliar to those of us who grew up memorizing mathematical facts and formulas, it has been tested and proven to be the most successful method in the world.   It’s not enough for students to know the process for solving a problem; they need to understand why that process works so they can use it anytime. Teaching mathematics as a story, Eureka Math builds students’ knowledge logically and thoroughly to help them achieve deep understanding. While this approach is unfamiliar to those of us who grew up memorizing mathematical facts and formulas, it has been tested and proven to be the most successful method in the world.It’s not enough for students to know the process for solving a problem; they need to understand why that process works so they can use it anytime. Teaching mathematics as a story, Eureka Math builds students’ knowledge logically and thoroughly to help them achieve deep understanding. While this approach is unfamiliar to those of us who grew up memorizing mathematical facts and formulas, it has been tested and proven to be the most successful method in the world.It is not enough for students to know how to solve a problem; they need to know why the process works so that they can apply it to new situations in the future.

We understand that this approach is unfamiliar to those of us who grew up memorizing facts and formulas.  That is why we are providing Parent Help Tips for each module in grades K-8.  We know that you are an important part of your child’s education and these tips will help you partner with your child’s teacher.  Together we will work to ensure that your child is prepared with the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century.

Please visit your child’s school website under Parent/Student Resources for more information, or click on the school in the table below.

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School

Ezra H. Baker Innovation School

Marguerite E. Small Elementary School

Mattacheese Middle School

Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School

Station Avenue Elementary School

 If you have any questions about your child’s daily instruction, I encourage you to talk to your child’s classroom teacher.  If you have any questions about the resources, please address them to me at maxwelll@dy-regional.k12.ma.us.

Sincerely,

Leila R. Maxwell

Director of STEM Instruction