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Niskayuna Schools > Academics > Curriculum > Elementary Assessments

Elementary Math Resources

Two Common Core Math Parent Nights were held in January where Niskayuna teachers and administrators shared information to help parents get a better understanding of the math being taught in elementary classrooms. Presenters also provided parents with strategies to help children at home. Below are the resources shared that evening, including a video featuring Niskayuna students, teachers and principals.

 


 
niskayuna CSD math standards and strategies presentations

These are the full presentations created to help demystify Common Core math for Niskayuna families.

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  Grades K-2 Presentation

     

 

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  Grades 3-5 Presentation

  

 

 

The Common Core is:

 

The Common Core is not:

A set of instructional standards that
guide our instruction.
NYS assessments
Teacher evaluation

Six shifts in Mathematics

  1. Focus: Learn more about fewer topics

  2. Coherence: Build skills within and across grades

  3. Fluency: Develop speed and accuracy

  4. Deep Understanding: Really know it!

  5. Application: Use it in the real world

  6. Dual Intensity: Practice and understanding

 

NYS Common Core Fluency Guidelines

These are the skills that need to be learned where students can complete elements quickly and accurately. It is very important students master the requirements at their grade level for success with future skills. Click on the grade level to see valuable information and explanations of math verbiage and strategies for that grade.

Kingergarten

By the end of kindergarten, students should be able to fluently add and subtract within five using objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, etc.

New York State Common Core Learning Standards for Kindergarten Mathematics

 

First Grade

By the end of first grade, students should have fluency (automaticity) with addition and subtraction facts to 10.

New York State Common Core Learning Standards for First Grade Mathematics

 

Second Grade

By the end of second grade, students should have fluency with addition and subtraction facts to 20.

New York State Common Core Learning Standards for Second Grade Mathematics

 

Third Grade

By the end of third grade, students should be able to multiply and divide within 100, multiplying/dividing 20-30 facts per minute. And add and subtract within 1,000.

New York State Common Core Learning Standards for Third Grade Mathematics

 

Fourth Grade

By the end of fourth grade, students should be able to multiply and divide within 100, multiplying/dividing 30-40 facts per minute. And add and subtract within 1,000,000.

New York State Common Core Learning Standards for Fourth Grade Mathematics

 

Fifth Grade

By the end of fifth grade, students should have fluency with multiplication and division where they can complete 30-40 multiplication/division facts (including factors to 12) in 1 minute.

New York State Common Core Learning Standards for Fifth Grade Mathematics

 

strategies to help children develop fast recall of facts
  • Flashcards- purchase or make your own for extra practice- Three Corner flash cards are suggested
  • Website practice- the following websites all have great basic fact practice for K-2
    1. www.IXL.com/signin/ncsdny Please contact classroom teacher if you do not know your child's username and/or password.
    2. www.Xtramath.org (first grade and up) This website is free and great for some kids. It is timed and only allows a child to progress when he/she has "mastered" a particular group of facts. For some kids, this program is frustrating and the time element is difficult.
    3. www.macmillanmh.com go to "Activities" then "Fact Dash"
    4. www.mathfactcafe.com
  • Website practice- the following websites all have great basic fact practice for 3-5
    1. www.ixlmath.com
    2. www.xtramath.com
    3. www.brainpop.com
    4. www.wildmath.com
    5. www.funbrain.com
    6. www.factmonster.com
    7. www.multiflyer.com
    8. www.abcya.com
    9. www.mathplayground.com 
  • Apps- there are many great apps for the iPad or Kindle
    1. Flash To Pass
    2. Deep Sea Duel - free
    3. Operation Math Code - $2.99
    4. Hungry Fish
    5. Math Bingo
  • Worksheet practice- you can print fact sheets from www.commoncoresheets.com and www.mathaids.com
  • Games
    1. "War"- 2 players each get half of the deck of cards. Turn over one card and multiply the 2 digits in your head, whoever answers first get both cards. Continue until one person had the entire deck.
    2. "Forehead Math"- 3 players. The leader gives each person one card and those people hold the card to their forehead. The leader multiples the 2 numbers and says the product. The first player to give the correct factors gets both cards.
    3. Any games played with cards, dominoes or dice improve number sense and increase your child's fluency
Parent roadmaps to common core standards - mathematics

Parent Roadmaps show what your child will be learning in the specific grade level in mathematics, how to partner with your child’s teacher, and examples of how students will develop and use their understanding of topics through the previous and next grade level.