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Los Gatos Union School District K-8 Math Philosophy
Adopted by the Board of Trustees - January 29, 2013
To compete successfully in the 21st century and to participate fully as informed global citizens, students must have a deep level of mathematical reasoning and conceptual understanding.

Los Gatos Union School District teachers and administrators believe all students deserve a balanced approach to mathematics supporting their ability to:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving problems
  • Construct precise arguments to defend their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others
  • Solve problems with accuracy and efficiency
  • Understand and model with mathematics

Students will:

  • Confidently communicate their critical thinking
  • Become effective problem solvers
  • Clearly demonstrate their understanding of mathematics through application in a variety of ways
  • Value and appreciate the relevance of mathematics in their personal lives

Through school, home and community partnership we will:

  • Approach mathematics in a balanced manner to develop our students' skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and computation
  • Present mathematical concepts at a pace and depth appropriate for the diverse needs of our students
  • Open pathways to students through the use of data to make informed decisions about student development

 

Materials:  

  • K-5 McGraw-Hill - My Math
  • 6-8 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt- Go Math
    • 6th grade - Common Core Math 6; Common Core Math 6+
    • 7th grade - Common Core Math 7; Common Core Math 7+
    • 8th grade - Common Core Math 8
  • Pearson - Algebra 1 Common Core; Pearson - Geometry Common Core

Supplemental Materials:

  • IXL Math
  • Connected Math
  • MAC performance task tool kits
  • SVMI Problem of the Month

Math Resource Links:

 

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Find a wide variety of web-based interactive activities with physical objects that help students visualize relationships and applications.

Kindergarten

  • Counting Numbers 0-5
    Practice counting 0-5
  • Count to 10
    Practice counting to 10 with HMS Publishers
  • Harcourt Math Games
    Practice Number Data Analysis Geometry Operations Measurement Algebra Time and Money
  • Identify Numbers 11-30
    Practice counting numbers 11-30
  • Count Us In
    This is an interactive site with games designed to help children understand basic number concepts. Children are offered clues if an incorrect response is entered. This site is sponsored by the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC).
  • Patterns to 100 and Beyond

    Students in the primary grades use the interactive calculator to develop an understanding of properties of, and relationships among, numbers.  Through teacher or parent interactions, students are encouraged to communicate their thinking around the patterns in the numbers.

First Grade

  • 100's Chart
    Color this interactive 100 number chart. Look for and predict the many patterns in the designs.
  • Adding Bricks
    Practice Addition
  • Count Us In
    This is an interactive site with games designed to help children understand basic number concepts. Children are offered clues if an incorrect response is entered. This site is sponsored by the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC).
  • Day at the Beach
    Practice your subtraction facts with this interactive.
  • Dive for Treasure
    Practice identifying number value.
  • Five Frame
    Use frames of 5 to learn basic number facts.
  • Fun with Fireflies
    Practice subtraction facts.
  • Give the Dog a Bone- Hundred-Chart Game
    This site provides a Hundreds-Chart activity for students to build number patterns and sequencing.  Student use what they know about Hundreds Chart patterns to find a dog bone hiding under a given number.  Incorrect number selections are show on the blank chart, while correct number give the dog a bone.  The object of the game is to find 10 bones to in under a minute.
  • How Many Under the Shell
    Explore number sense with addition, subtraction, or both.
  • Number Line
    Identify the number in order.
  • Patterns to 100 and Beyond

    Students in the primary grades use the interactive calculator to develop an understanding of properties of, and relationships among, numbers.  Through teacher or parent interactions, students are encouraged to communicate their thinking around the patterns in the numbers.

Second Grade

  • 100's Chart
    Color this interactive 100 number chart. Look for and predict the many patterns in the designs.
  • AAA Math
    Sharpen up your second grade math skills
  • Angles
    Practice recongnizing acute, obtuse and right angles
  • Animal See Saw
    Practice weight and measurement while playing this cooperative balancing game.
  • Arithmetic Four
    This site offers interactive facts practice for all ages, from first grade through high school.  Partners alternate turns and solve problems by playing a game. Incorrect answers are shifted to the partner to solve. The site is sponsored in part by the National Science Digital Library.
  • Coins for Candy
    Practice finding the right coins to buy candy at the candy store.
  • Compairing Money
    Practice finding the value of coins.

 

  • Count Us In
    This is an interactive site with games designed to help children understand basic number concepts. Children are offered clues if an incorrect response is entered. This site is sponsored by the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC).
  • Counting Change
    Figure the change
  • Counting Money
    Practice counting money
  • Give the Dog a Bone- Hundred-Chart Game
    This site provides a Hundreds-Chart activity for students to build number patterns and sequencing.  Student use what they know about Hundreds Chart patterns to find a dog bone hiding under a given number.  Incorrect number selections are show on the blank chart, while correct number give the dog a bone.  The object of the game is to find 10 bones to in under a minute.
  • Interactive Clock
    Set the clock and check the time
  • Investigations Online Games
    Explore games focusing on numbers, data and space for grades 2-3
  • Measuring
    Practice correctly identifying temperatures
  • Money
    Practice "buying' food items with coins and paper money
  • Money Mental Math
    Count the money
  • Patterns to 100 and Beyond
    Students in the primary grades use the interactive calculator to develop an understanding of properties of, and relationships among, numbers.  Through teacher or parent interactions, students are encouraged to communicate their thinking around the patterns in the numbers.
  • Polygon Matching
    Match shapes with names
  • Spring Flowers
    Match fractions and colors to flowers
  • Telling Time
    This interactive will help students tell time digital or analog
  • Telling Time – Half Hour
    Practice telling time to the half hour

Third Grade

  • AAA Math- Third Grade
    Sharpen up your second grade math skills
  • Arithmetic Four
    This site offers interactive facts practice for all ages, from first grade through high school.  Partners alternate turns and solve problems by playing a game. Incorrect answers are shifted to the partner to solve. The site is sponsored in part by the National Science Digital Library.
  • Count Us In
    This is an interactive site with games designed to help children understand basic number concepts. Children are offered clues if an incorrect response is entered. This site is sponsored by the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC).
  • Falling Numbers
    Practice fractions and calculate the number of leaves falling from the tree
  • Fraction Model
    This site allows students to explore several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. They can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents the fraction.  This site is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Investigations Online Games
    Explore games focusing on numbers, data and space for grades 2-3
  • Patterns to 100 and Beyond
    Students in the primary grades use the interactive calculator to develop an understanding of properties of, and relationships among, numbers.  Through teacher or parent interactions, students are encouraged to communicate their thinking around the patterns in the numbers.

Fourth Grade

  • AAA Math-4th Grade
    Sharpen up your second grade math skills
  • Arithmetic Four
    This site offers interactive facts practice for all ages, from first grade through high school.  Partners alternate turns and solve problems by playing a game. Incorrect answers are shifted to the partner to solve. The site is sponsored in part by the National Science Digital Library.
  • Fraction Model
    This site allows students to explore several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. They can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents the fraction.  This site is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Investigations Online Games
    Explore games focusing on numbers, data and space for grades 4-5
  • Peg Puzzle
    Use algebraic reasoning to move colored pegs from the left to the right side of the puzzle.

Fifth Grade

  • Area and Perimeter
    This site presents a variety of interactive activities focusing on the distinction between area and perimeter.
  • Arithmetic Four
    This site offers interactive facts practice for all ages, from first grade through high school.  Partners alternate turns and solve problems by playing a game. Incorrect answers are shifted to the partner to solve. The site is sponsored in part by the National Science Digital Library.
  • Bitesize Math - Data
    You can do a lot with the information you find. Learn about understanding and presenting data in this section.
  • Bitesize Math - Number
    Knowing simple sums and learning useful calculations can help you with everyday tasks.
  • Bitesize Math - Shapes, Space & Measures
    Find out about angles, lines and graphs.
  • Calculation Nation (Use Guest Pass)
    Calculation Nation® is part of the NCTM Illuminations project, which offers Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.
  • Investigations Online Games
    Explore games focusing on numbers, data and space for grades 4-5

Sixth Grade

  • Arithmetic Four                                                                                                                                  This site offers interactive facts practice for all ages, from first grade through high school.  Partners alternate turns and solve problems by playing a game. Incorrect answers are shifted to the partner to solve. The site is sponsored in part by the National Science Digital Library.
  • Bay Area Mathematical Adventures
    You are invited to attend these mathematical talks held on University campuses
  • Decimal Squares
    Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.
  • Figure This!
    This offers interesting math challenges that middle school students can do at home with their families.  There are descriptions of how math is used in the ‘real world’, hints to help students get started, complete solutions, questions to consider and further resources.
  • Fraction Model
    This site allows students to explore several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. They can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents the fraction.  This site is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • FunBrain Fractions
    Practice fractions.
  • Gamequarium Fraction Games
    Practice fractions.
  • Peg Puzzle
    Use algebraic reasoning to move colored pegs from the left to the right side of the puzzle.
  • Visual Fractions
    Practice making fractions.

Seventh Grade

  • Arithmetic Four
    This site offers interactive facts practice for all ages, from first grade through high school.  Partners alternate turns and solve problems by playing a game. Incorrect answers are shifted to the partner to solve. The site is sponsored in part by the National Science Digital Library.
  • Bay Area Mathematical Adventures
    You are invited to attend these mathematical talks held on University campuses
  • Figure This!
    This offers interesting math challenges that middle school students can do at home with their families.  There are descriptions of how math is used in the ‘real world’, hints to help students get started, complete solutions, questions to consider and further resources.
  • Fraction Models
    This site allows students to explore several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. They can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents the fraction.  This site is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Peg Puzzle
    Use algebraic reasoning to move colored pegs from the left to the right side of the puzzle.

Eighth Grade

  • Arithmetic Four
    This site offers interactive facts practice for all ages, from first grade through high school.  Partners alternate turns and solve problems by playing a game. Incorrect answers are shifted to the partner to solve. The site is sponsored in part by the National Science Digital Library.
  • Bay Area Mathematical Adventures
    You are invited to attend these mathematical talks held on University campuses
  • Figure This!
    This offers interesting math challenges that middle school students can do at home with their families.  There are descriptions of how math is used in the ‘real world’, hints to help students get started, complete solutions, questions to consider and further resources.
  • Fraction Model
    This site allows students to explore several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. They can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents the fraction.  This site is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Peg Puzzle
    Use algebraic reasoning to move colored pegs from the left to the right side of the puzzle.

Homework Support

  • How to Help Your Child with Homework
    In How to Help Your Child with Homework, the Family Math authors share how family members and caregivers can ask productive questions that help children make sense of mathematics while doing their homework. Recommended by Ruth Parker and Mathematics Educational Collaborative (MEC).
  • Games
    Math games can be a wonderful source for developing mathematical reasoning while practicing basic facts. Math Games for Family Fun lists eight of our favorites, and they’re easy to find in stores. Recommended by Ruth Parker and Mathematics Educational Collaborative (MEC).