Elementary Math Resources

Our teachers have developed our own Upper Arlington curriculum in math, and in all subjects, based on the state standards.  Once our teachers have developed the curriculum, they look for resources to help with their instruction.

In February of 2017, the teachers and administrators on the district's K-5 math leadership team and the math liaisons began looking into new math resources at the elementary level.  Several educators piloted different resources in their own classrooms, and everyone on the elementary teaching staff was able to provide feedback on the options.
Through this process, the team has chosen to use the following resources with students, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year:
  • Number Corner, for students in kindergarten through fifth grade
  • Developmental Math Group, or DMG, for kindergarten and first grade
  • Bridges in Mathematics, for second through fifth grades

You can learn more about each of these resources on the righthand side of this page.

During the summer and the first few weeks of the 2018-2019 school year, classroom teachers and intervention specialists went through two days of professional learning on these resources.  Teachers will continue to have support throughout the first year of implementation from our instructional leaders and math liaisons.

Our teachers are excited to use these resources to further support our students’ learning.   

Online Resources for Families

Here are some online resources for families who are interested in learning more about the new math resources and finding ways to help your child practice the math concepts in the classroom:

Number Corner (K-5)

Number Corner features short daily math “workouts” that introduce, reinforce and extend skills and concepts related to key standards at each grade level, kindergarten through fifth grade.

Developmental Math Group (K-1)

For students in kindergarten and first grade, the Developmental Math Group activities will provide group lessons, independent practice activities and daily “warm-ups.”

Bridges in Mathematics (2-5)

For students in second through fifth grades, the Bridges in Mathematics resource is a rigorous, inquiry based math program that focuses on students’ deep understanding of math concepts.  It uses whole-group, small-group and independent activities to encourage students to find multiple ways to solve problems.  It also provides hands-on activities to engage students in exploring, developing and applying math skills.
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