The way we taught students in the past simply does not prepare them for the higher demands of college and careers today and in the future. Our schools are working to improve teaching and learning to ensure that all children will graduate high school with the skills they need to be successful.
In mathematics, this means three major changes:
- Teachers will concentrate on teaching a more focused set of major math concepts and skills.
- This will allow students time to master key mathematics concepts and skills in a more organized way throughout the year and from one grade to the next.
- It will also call for teachers to use rich and challenging mathematics content and to engage students in solving real-world problems in order to inspire greater interest in mathematics.
The parent guides found below were created for Kansas parents by Kansas educators to help provide a clearer understanding of what your child will learn in a specific grade. Furthermore, these documents provide a few activities parents can do at home with their child to further support their learning of mathematics.
***Special thank you to Debbie Thompson & Melisa Hancock for extended work on this project!***