Kindergarten Math in Focus
Math in Focus addresses topics in greater depth at each grade.Please reference the K-5 Scope and Sequence to see how mathematics skills are introduced and expanded within each grade level.This year, your Kindergarten consists of classroom learning experiences that is structured around the Investigate-Discover-Explore-Apply format
- Investigate invites your child to sing, clap, rhyme and discuss colorful, playful scenes presented in the Big Book while the teacher systematically elicits related math talk.
- Discover provides hands-on work in small groups or pairs to allow children to act out or engage actively with the new math idea.
- Explore reinforces and enhances concepts as children go one step further with the concept.
- Apply provides children the opportunity to work independently with paper and pencil to practice the new concept or skill.
Supporting at Home
You can help your child build confidence as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home. Students have access to digital resources at home as well!
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Password: RTSD network Password
Units of Study
For more information regarding the Units of Study in Kindergarten Math in Focus, please click on the units below.
Learning Targets By Unit
Learning Targets are statements that guide and frame instruction. Learning Targets are aligned to state standards, however differ slightly from course objectives in that they are written in a student-friendly way to help build meaningful learning. Learning Targets are shared with students to empower students to take ownership of their learning in the classroom, by reflecting on what they know and still have to learn. The Learning Targets are consistent across the district, which ensures that all students are receiving an enriching, challenging and rigorous mathematical experience in all classrooms. We encourage you to become familiar with your child's grade-level math Learning Targets, and encourage you to have discussions with your children about what they are learning in mathematics. As always, we continue to support a growth mindset approach, and use these learning targets as ways to support growth, while developing valuable critical thinking and problem solving skill.To access the Kindergarten Mathematics Learning Targets, please click HERE.