Instruction for math comes primarily from the Ready/iReady Classroom materials and may be supplemented by the APS and GADOE Units of study.
Mathematics practices include:
- Standards based instruction is the priority. The curricular resources are used to ensure that the standards are being taught.
- Problem solving with student-shared strategies are included in math instruction.
- The use of manipulatives are expected to be an integral part of all math lessons.
- Using Guided Math instruction, teachers are able to work with small groups that are determined by scholars’ achievement levels and needs. This allows teachers to closely observe scholar work, monitor scholar attention, provide strong support for struggling learners, and provide extra challenges for proficient learners.
Harper-Archer Elementary School teachers connect literature and mathematics using the Gradual Release Model process. This gives scholars an opportunity to practice mathematics in real world contexts.