Math Curriculum

Math Curriculum

The Evergreen Charter School Mathematics curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). There is a strong focus by teachers on providing engaging lessons, meaningful assessment and data driven instruction. As its core program the school uses modules from the New York State Department of Education called A Story of Units. 

A Story of Units provides teachers with the knowledge and tools necessary to implement the instructional shifts (focus, coherence, fluency, deep understanding, application and dual intensity) required by the CCLS. Lessons are structured to incorporate fluency activities along with the development of conceptual understanding, procedural skills and problem solving. Students are encouraged to persevere through challenging problems that require quantitative and creative thinking. A goal is for students to see mathematics as being connected to their environment, to other disciplines and to the mathematics itself.

 A Story of Units provides a cohesive curriculum for Grades K to 5 that allow students to:

  1. Develop fluency with facts and procedures.
  2. Focus on fewer math concepts and develop a deeper understanding of the math that is appropriate for their developmental level.
  3. Apply their knowledge to real world problem solving.

Sequence of Kindergarten Modules

Module 1: Numbers to 10

Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Shapes

Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, and Numbers to 10

Module 4: Number Pairs, Addition and Subtraction to 10

Module 5: Numbers 10-20 and Counting to 100

Module 6: Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes

Required Fluency: Add and Subtract within 5 

Sequence of Grade 1 Modules

Module 1: Sums and Differences to 10

Module 2: Introduction to Place Value Through Addition and Subtraction within 20

Module 3: Ordering and Comparing Length Measurements as Numbers

Module 4: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40

Module 5: Identifying, Composing, and Partitioning Shapes

Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 100

Required Fluency: Add and Subtract within 10 

Sequence of Grade 2 Modules

Module 1: Sums and Differences to 20

Module 2: Addition and Subtraction of Length Units

Module 3: Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1,000

Module 4: Addition and Subtraction within 200 and Word Problems to 100

Module 5: Addition and Subtraction within 1,000 with Word Problems to 100

Module 6: Foundations of Multiplication and Division

Module 7: Problem Solving with Length, Money, and Data

Module 8: Time, Shapes, and Fractions as Equal Parts of Shapes

  • Required Fluency: Add and Subtract within 20
  •  Add and Subtract within 100

Sequence of Grade 3 Modules

Module 1: Properties of Multiplication and Division and Solving Problems with Units of 2-5 and 10

Module 2: Place Value and Problem Solving with Units of Measure

Module 3: Multiplication and Division with Units of 0, 1, 6-9, and Multiples of 10

Module 4: Multiplication and Area

Module 5: Fractions as Numbers on the Number Line

Module 6: Collecting and Displaying Data

Module 7: Geometry and Measurement Word Problems

  • Required Fluency: Multiply and Divide within 100 
  • Add and Subtract within 1000

Sequence of Grade 4 Modules

Module 1: Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction

Module 2: Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement

Module 3: Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division

Module 4: Angle Measure and Plan Figures

Module 5: Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations

Module 6: Decimal Fractions

Module 7: Exploring Multiplication

Required Fluency: Add and Subtract within 1,000,000

Sequence of Grade 5 Modules

Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions

Module 2: Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations

Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions

Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area

Module 6: Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane

Required Fluency: Multi-Digit Multiplication

In addition, Evergreen Charter School utilizes i-Ready software as an adaptive assessment and instruction for Math and Reading K- 6. This software delivers student instruction, performance diagnostics and progress reports based on New York Common Core Standards in Mathematics and Reading.

Students use this online and personalized program two 45 minutes period weekly in the computer lab or classroom computers. They can also use this program at home or local library.

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