Everyday Math....It's Everyday
Working daily on math concepts with hands-on activities
Students acquire knowledge and skills, and develop an understanding of mathematics from their own experience. Mathematics is more meaningful when it is rooted in real life contexts and situations, and when children are given the opportunity to become actively involved in learning. Teachers and other adults play a very important role in providing children with rich and meaningful mathematical experiences.

Children begin school with more mathematical knowledge and intuition than previously believed. A K-6 curriculum should build on this intuitive and concrete foundation, gradually helping children gain an understanding of the abstract and symbolic.

Teachers, and their ability to provide excellent instruction, are the key factors in the success of any program. Previous efforts to reform mathematics instruction failed because they did not adequately consider the working lives of teachers.

Unit 2 Using Numbers & Organizing Data
Lesson 2.1 A Visit to Washington, D.C.
2.2 Many Names for Numbers
2.3 Place Value in Whole Numbers
2.4 Place Value with a Calculator
2.5 Organizing and Displaying Data
2.6 The Median
2.7 Addition of Multi digit Numbers
2.8 Displaying Data with a Bar Graph
2.9 Subtraction of Multi digit Numbers
2.10 Unit 2 Review and Assessment
Math Facts
You will find math fact contracts here.
Math Help
You will find helpful links to web-sites to offer you assistance with work at home.
Family Letters
Family lettes that go hom in the beginning of each unit can be found here.

Algorithms for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
At present this page describes only the Everyday Math algorithms for the four basic operations for whole number arithmetic. A description of the arithmetic of decimals, percents and fractions is left for another day.

Unit 3

Ant works on some basic facts with his little buddy.
One of our goals in the coming weeks is to finish memorizing the
multiplication facts for single-digit numbers. To help students master
the facts, they will play several math games. Ask your child to teach you
one of the games described in his or her Student Reference Book, and
play a few rounds together. The class will also take a series of 50-facts
tests. Because correct answers are counted only up to the first mistake
(and not counted thereafter), your child may at first receive a low
score. If this happens, don’t be alarmed. Before long, scores will
improve dramatically. Help your child set a realistic goal for the next
test, and discuss what can be done to meet that goal.