Elementary Mathematics-Overview and Tips
The Ramsey School District is dedicated to providing a high quality math curriculum to all students. The elementary mathematics program focuses on both content and skills, with the goal of having students successfully apply their skills to problem solving situations. This kind of learning environment also fosters self-direction, discovery, creativity, and curiosity.
Although the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills is important, there is an even greater need to assure students have a conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts. At the elementary level, Ramsey aims to foster number sense and the relationships and structures of numbers. Students utilize a variety of resources to support a well-rounded mathematics education and build a deep understanding of concepts. Not only do students demonstrate their understanding through short-answer and open-ended questions, but they also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge, skills, and understanding in real-world, authentic contexts. Students will use the 21st Century Skills they have been learning to attack and solve performance tasks. They have the opportunity to verbalize and share their thoughts and strategies and gain insights from their classmates. Assessment is daily and ongoing, which allows teachers to monitor student progress and implement appropriate interventions and extensions.
The Ramsey School District values a joint effort between home and school. We thank you for your support as we strive to provide the best education for your child.