In addition to our core curriculum of Everyday Mathematics (EM), we use a variety of explorations and instructional strategies to meet the individual needs of our diverse learners. To support the classroom teachers, the Math Lab teacher works in each first through fourth grade classroom. She supplements the EM experience through hands-on investigations and challenging problem solving experiences that are designed also to be fun. Students develop flexibility and confidence in approaching mathematical challenges through such investigations. These investigations also reinforce the use of mathematical tools and problem-solving skills. As children explore mathematical problems in depth, they work together with a variety of concrete materials and appropriate technology so as to express their mathematical thinking through pictures, descriptions, and conversation with peers.
Teacher: Mrs. Chi Quach