EDM Back to School Night Presentation September 2010
Everyday Mathematics<br />Owen J. Roberts School District<br />
BACKGROUND<br />Developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project<br />Based on research about how children learn and develop mathematical power<br />Provides the broad mathematical background needed in the 21st century <br />
In Everyday mathematics, you can expect to see…<br />A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations<br />
Key mathematical ideas repeated over time in slightly different ways<br />
Learning through age-appropriate, playful activities<br />
A broad range of mathematical topics that are aligned to state standards<br />
Opportunities to do Math at Home<br />Family Involvement is vital!<br />Parents’ Guide to Everyday Mathematics<br />Family Letters<br />Home Links/Study Links<br />Student Reference Book and My Reference Book<br />Everyday Math online resources<br />
Final words of Mathematical Wisdom:<br />“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”<br />& <br />Trust the Spiral<br />
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