2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics provides the
primary foundation for mathematics instruction in grades at the
Kennedy-Longfellow School. This framework builds on the Common Core
State Standards for Mathematics and clearly defines and communicates
what is expected of students at each grade level in terms of their
Investigations in Number, Data, and Space
is the primary resource that is used for mathematics instruction. These
materials are closely aligned to the new mathematical content. In
addition to Investigations, teachers use additional instructional
materials to ensure that students have many opportunities to achieve
expected mathematics understanding.
In Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two critical areas
- Representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers, initially with sets of objects
- Describing shapes and space
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of
expertise that all students of mathematics should develop from grades JK
through 12. For more specific information on learning expectations for
students at the kindergarten grade level, visit the CPS Math Dept. website.
Visit the KLO Math Coach's Website >>
Photo: Students learn about shapes through the TERC Investigations Curriculum.