Math Expressions
With the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards, the Two Rivers School District recently adopted the Math Expressions resources for Grades K5. Math Expressions is a comprehensive, standardsbased K5 mathematics resource that offers a balanced approach to teaching and learning mathematics. Math Expressions uses manipulatives, visual models, conceptual language, and realworld situations to help students build deep mathematical understanding.
What does Math Expressions look like in the classroom?
Structures of the Program:
Quick Practice  Involves wholeclass responses or individual partner practice and is frequently led by student leaders.
Student Leaders  Teachers facilitate students' growth by helping all students take on leadership roles with structured practice activities.
Building Concepts  Objects, drawings, conceptual language, and realworld situations strengthen mathematical ideas and understanding.
Math Talk  Students explain thinking using drawings that support understandings and promote meanings.
Helping Community  A classroom in which everyone is both a teacher and a learner to enhance mathematical understanding, competence, and confidence.
Math Expressions Parent Information
Click on the grade level links below for more indepth information on how you can support your child at home.
Unit Overviews 
Summaries of each unit in Math Expressions. 
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Research & Background 
Summaries of the research used in writing each unit as well as the mathematical background for the units. These can be a great resource to see how individual units build upon instruction from previous units and prior grade levels. 
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Family Letters 
At the beginning of each unit and in the middle of longer units, there is a Family Letter that explains the concepts being taught. These letters can be used as a point of reference when helping students with their homework. 
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Homework & Remembering 
Answers to the Homework & Remembering pages. The password for this page is your Principal's last name. 
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eGlossary 
An online glossary of vocabulary used within the Math Expressions program. The glossary includes audio, graphics, and animation. 
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eManipulatives 
Online manipulatives which are similar to the handson activities done in class  base ten blocks, counters, number lines, etc. These can be used by students as they complete their homework. 
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Accessible Algorithms 
Explains the algorithms (computational procedures) that students will learn for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 
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Math Expressions Videos 
These videos are provided by the publisher and are intended for teachers as professional development on the routines in Math Expressions and the mathematics to be taught. From a parent perspective, these videos provide insight on the ways that students are solving problems, what is being taught in the classroom, and how it is being taught. 
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