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Math: K-8

A math program has two major components (please see your child’s grade-level monthly student assignment sheet for specifics):

1.)  Grade level common core content standards

(see Academics- Common Core- Standards: Math to review your child's gradelevel roadmap)


2.)  Standards of mathematical practice

  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in problem solving.
  • 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

The curricula recommended below cover the content and to a large extent promote the use of the standards of mathematical practice. In any instances where a curriculum may need to be supplemented, it will be noted. We have also tried to include feedback form parents and staff on how easy this curriculum is to implement in a home setting (independent study or IS). Finally, this chart has four sections:

  •      Grades K-5th
  •      Grade 6th-8th
  •      Online Programs
  •      Supplemental resources
Please click the hyper link below to see the curriculum chart



  • The Math Learning Center (MLC) is a nonprofit organization serving the education community. MLC grew out of a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve the teaching of mathematics. It offers free math apps, among other resources.


Catalog for free apps

  • NRICH Enriching Mathematics is based in both the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Education and the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. It offers problem solving activities, articles, videos and other resources.

  • Achieve the Core was created by Student Achievement Partners, a nonprofit organization founded by David Coleman, Susan Pimentel and Jason Zimba, lead writers of the Common Core State Standards. It has Tasks, Assessments, Lessons, Your Grade at a Glance, Understanding the Math, and Professional Development.

  • Illustrative Mathematics Project aims to illustrate each of the standards using high quality reviewed tasks from teacher leaders. Now a nonprofit organization, it began through the Mathematics and Education Initiative, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They offer free and low-cost content in the form of task booklets, online courses, and virtual lectures.

Standards-linked activities



Math MARS Tasks
Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) MAP (Mathematics Assessment Program) is a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley and the Shell Center team at the University of Nottingham, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The team works with the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative and school systems across the US and UK to develop improved assessment. It offers middle and high school tasks, tests, and challenges.

The MARS assessment tasks target grades 2-8 and each task comes with a rubric. High school courses have also been added.


The tasks provide a platform for professional development in schools and districts as they transition to the Common Core State Standards. The tasks can be used to promote discussion about student work and real performance data. To access these tasks, go to: