We are in the midst of a changing time for Mathematics in Education right now. New York State, along with 44 other states and 3 territories, have adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. All schools in New York are transitioning students from the old 2005 New York State Learning Standards in Mathematics to the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core Standards are built on six shifts, including focusing the curriculum on lesson topics and delving into each of these topics more deeply. The 2012-2013 was the first school year that New York State assessed the new Common Core Standards. Guilderland teachers and administrators have been working hard to align our teaching to the Common Core Standards and to prepare students for this transition in learning and assessment. For more information on the Common Core State Standards, interpreting NYS test results, our Go Math program or to find ways to help your student succeed in math, please explore the links below.
The Parent Toolkit - see what to expect academically and socially at each stage of your child's life.
NYS Math Test - resources to help interpret and understand the grade 3-5 NYS math test and results.
NYS Common Core Standards - the mathematics standards taught in each grade.
Go Math - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Go Math is the primary program being used the elementary level.
Common Core Sample Test Questions - samples questions from NYSED to give an idea of what the Common Core tests may look like.
Math Vocabulary - one district's suggested list of vocabulary by grade level to support the Common Core Standards (from Granite School District, Salt Lake City, Utah).
PTA Parent Guides to the Common Core - grade level information for parents on the Common Core Standards from PTA.org
Parent Involvement Resources:
Guilderland Central Parent Corner - district website for parents including links to individual buildings' PTA websites.
NCTM Family Resources - activities and ideas for parents from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
NCTM Illuminations - lesson plans and activities for teaching math from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics sorted by standard.
Practice at Home Resources:
Think Central - Go Math's online login page. (Requires username and password available from your child's teacher.)
Multiplication Packet - Great tips and practice to help master those helpful multiplication facts!
Multiplication Practice - Click on the fact set that you would like to print and practice: 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 10's, 11's, 12's, Mixed Practice.
Mulitplication Pictures and Sayings - Some fun ways to remember math facts.
Printable Flash Cards - Multiplication flash cards.
Math Crafts - some creative fun for a rainy day!
Tech Links - Many other great links to explore, practice and play with math!