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K-5 Parent Math Night! September 5, 2017

We’re introducing a new mathematics curriculum for our K-5 students called Eureka Math.

WHAT IS EUREKA

The Eureka Math curriculum was created by Great Minds, a nonprofit that brought together teachers and experts to craft a program based on the world’s most successful math programs. Teachers from 26 states, including Nebraska, participated in the creation of the program. Eureka was built around the core principle that students need to know more than just what works when solving a problem-they need to understand why it works.

The curriculum goes beyond facts and formulas, teaching students to think about math conceptually. This helps students become not merely literate, but fluent in mathematics.

PARENT RESOURCES

Your involvement in your child’s education can have a significant impact on his or her success in school, that’s why the teacher-writers who developed the curriculum also created a suite of parent support resources that will help you support your child at homework time. These resources include:

  • Homework Helpers – A grade level resource that provides step-by-step explanations of how to work problems similar to those found in Eureka Math homework assignments. There is a Homework Helper to go with every homework assignment in the curriculum. As part of our adoption, parents of NWPS students in grades K-5 will have access to the Homework Helper ebook.
  • Parent Tip Sheets – Topic-level tip sheets that explain math strategies and models, provide key vocabulary, sample problems, and links to useful videos.

In addition you can visit: https://greatminds.org/math/parents for additional information.

WHY EUREKA

Eureka has received high ratings from educators and reviewers nationwide. Schools and districts are seeing growth and impressive test scores after just one year of implementation.

Read more about Eureka Math success other schools and districts across the country at greatminds.org/data. We look forward to having a Math Night on Tuesday, Sept 5th to answer questions and show you some of the program in each school building from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

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