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Elementary Curriculum » Mathematics


Mathematics curriculum is developed utilizing the Colorado Academic Standards (CDE, 2010) and the Core Knowledge (Core Knowledge Foundation, 2010) framework which include skills, content and mathematical practices. The following Common Core Standards of Mathematical Practice (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2016) drive instruction at all levels.

Students will:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Model with mathematics
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
  • Attend to precision
  • Look for and make use of structure
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Mathematics instruction is active and student-centered. Authentic, problem based learning experiences incorporate real world and relevant opportunities for students to apply mathematical skills and concepts.