Math was always my favorite subject when I was a school student. I think I would have enjoyed math even more if I could be a student in this day and age at Dryden Elementary School.
Our teachers work hard to make sure students are gaining a strong foundation, and a high level of fluency with problem-solving and computational procedures. This helps students more successfully approach and solve real-world problems that deal with novel ideas.
New learning is connected to students' previous learning, and the math problems students are presented continuously grow in sophistication. We are striving to ensure students understand math concepts in a variety of different contexts, possess speed and accuracy with their computation, and apply math in new situations.
If you are assisting your child with solving a complex math problem at home, following are some questions you can ask your child in order to help them approach and solve the problem as independently as possible:
- What is the problem asking?
- Have you solved similar problems before?
- Can you think of a number sentence (equation) to match the situation?
- What tools can help you solve this problem?
- Is your answer reasonable?
- What is challenging about this problem?