WRITTEN BY TEACHERS
Eureka Math was written by a team of teachers and mathematicians who took great care to present mathematics in a logical progression from grade PK—12. This coherent approach allows teachers to know what incoming students already have learned and ensures that students are prepared for what comes next. When implemented faithfully, Eureka Math will dramatically reduce gaps in student learning, instill persistence in problem solving, and prepare students to understand advanced math.
“ALIGNED” IS NOT ENOUGH
While many curricula and textbooks on the market today describe themselves as being “aligned” with the new standards, the content is virtually unchanged from the past. Publishers have merely associated elements of the outdated content with various new standards. Eureka Math was developed specifically to meet the new standards and is the only comprehensive curriculum fully aligned with the standards for grades K-8, according to EdReports.org.
BETTER DESIGN, BETTER RESULTS
It’s not enough for students to know the process for solving a problem; they need to understand why that process works. 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.
As a parent, you are your child’s chief advocate and most essential teacher — at homework time and always. To assist in this crucial role, we have assembled some resources that will help you support your child in becoming proficient in math. I will also be posting homework helpers on our school website under Mrs. Seibel. Our biggest goal is to help students become more proficient, knowledgeable, and confident in their math. We believe this program is doing that. We need your help in supporting us and your students in this process as it might seem different and difficult at times. Your positive feedback makes all the difference on your student’s attitude as well. Please help us help your student!
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More Practice: use students’ logins. The second link shows which skills to focus on with what we are covering in class.