Math Supervisor
Carol Knight 
knightcj@pwcs.edu 

Elementary Math Coordinators
Donna Stofko,  stofkoda@pwcs.edu

Linda Zborofsky, zborofln@pwcs.edu

(703) 791-8849

 


Investigations
in Number,
Data, and Space

 

 

Superintendent Presents Message on the PWCS Balanced Approach to Mathematics  (March 7, 2008)
   Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven L. Walts spoke at a School Board meeting on March 5 to outline his message of the balanced approach to
   te
aching mathematics, including the use of the “Math Investigations” textbook series, for Prince William County Public Schools. In his message, the   
  Superintendent stated the School Division has a math curriculum that sets out what children should know and be able to do at every grade level. That curriculum,
  which is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning, has not changed.

 

Additional Support and Resources
For Teachers For Administrators and Bookkeepers  For Families

Instructional Support Team

Kathleen Morris, Ph.D., morriskx@pwcs.edu

Karen Newlun, newlunkh@pwcs.edu

Linda Wood, woodlk@pwcs.edu

Pearson SuccessNet gives teachers access to the following online components:
*  Teacher Edition planning resources
*
 Student Resources (Shapes, GeoLogo, and e-tools) 
*  Investigations Student Math Handbook
in English
   and/or Spanish
*  Online Activities in English and Spanish
   (supplemental activities to meet VA SOLs
*  Resource Masters in English and Spanish (from the
   Teacher Resource Binder)
*  Transparency Masters in English and Spanish (from
    the Teacher Resource Binder)
*  The ability to send notices to students and parents

Directions for accessing and using
Pearson SuccessNet.
Contact the Math Office if you do not have a copy of the pass codes needed to complete the registration. Note: You must be a PWCS teacher using Investigations in order to receive these codes.

 

Schedules for Half-Day Investigations Workshops for 4th grade teachers
and New K-3 teachers
(2008 - 09)
(coming soon!)

Team Reflection Records: 
Directions
Grade: K   1   2   3  4

Questions for Teams to consider as they plan instruction and reflect on their assessments.
(bookmark)

Math Walk-About and Look-Fors for observing mathematics classrooms

 

Informational Brochures
for Parents

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade - (classic version)
Fifth Grade - (classic version)

Investigations in Number, Data, and Space 

Introducing Investigations to Families

Help for Parents
From the developers of Investigations

Investigations Resources for Families
Resources that are components of Investigations that are designed to support families at home. All of these should be coming home with your child at different times throughout the year.


Pearson SuccessNet Once a class is registered on SuccessNet, students and parents can have online access from home to: 

* Student Resources (Shapes, GeoLogo, and e-tools

* Investigations Student Math  Handbook
(SMH) in English and/or Spanish

* Notices the teacher has posted for the class or for particular students

Please contact your child's school for questions regarding the resources available to families in print or online.

  •  Game Cards and Recording Sheets for all games used in Investigations to practice skills and concepts at school and at home.
     
  •  Family Letters - These letters should come home with every unit in every grade. Click this link if you'd like to see them now.

PWCS Pacing Guides
(with PWCS/Virginia SOL Correlations)

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade


Curriculum Overviews

(PWCS/Virginia SOL Objectives)

Grade: K     1     2     3      4     5

Planning Calendars
Grade : K     1         3     4     5 

Origo, Fundamentals - SOL Correlations
These materials are great to use to differentiate during Core Extension.

Correlation to Virginia SOLs
and PWCS Objectives

(All Units in one document)
Grade 2
Grade 3


http://www.nctm.org/focalpoints
Curriculum Focal Points are the most important mathematical topics for lasting learning at each grade level.


Correlation of Investigations
to the NCTM
Math Focal Points

 Bookmarks
These bookmarks have been distributed during the Half-Day Professional Development sessions. We are sending them directly to grade level chairs at each school.
We have copied them front to back on cardstock.

Grade Level                     Units
Kindergarten     1    2    3    4    5    6    7
Grade 1            1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
Grade 2            1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
Grade 3            1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9

Lesson Planning Templates

 



 

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is pleased to provide a selection of resources for parents and families to help students learn math http://www.nctm.org/resources/families.aspx

including a book titled A Family's Guide: Fostering Your Child's Success in School Mathematics
 

Vocabulary

Developing Vocabulary in Investigations

Grade level lists: 
K    1     2     3     4     5

Vocabulary Lists - by SOL Reporting Categories for each grade level
(Use tabs at the bottom to move to a different grade.)

Related Children's Literature

Grade:  K     1     2     3     4     5

 

Online Resources
and Tools

Pearson SuccessNet gives teachers access to the following online components:
*  Teacher Edition planning resources
*
 Student Resources (Shapes, GeoLogo, and e-tools) 
*  Investigations Student Math Handbook
in English and/or Spanish
*  Online Activities in English and Spanish
(supplemental activities to meet VA SOLs
*  Resource Masters in English and Spanish (from the Teacher Resource Binder)
* Transparency Masters in English and Spanish (from the Teacher Resource Binder)
* The ability to send notices to students and parents

Directions for accessing and using
Pearson SuccessNet
Contact the Math Office if you do not have a copy of the pass codes needed to complete the registration. Note: You must be a PWCS teacher using Investigations in order to receive these codes.

 

Figure This!

Dedicated to Helping families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges.  Most of these challenges are at the middle school level, but several would be accessible to high-ability elementary math students as well.

The "Family Corner" provides additional support for all parents working to support their children's mathematics education at home

Aunty MathPresents math challenges to help learners become better problem solvers.

Where to Start?
These documents are great places to begin when planning for each unit.

Grade level           Unit

Kindergarten     1    2    3   4    5    6    7    

First Grade        1    2    3    4    5    6   7   8   9   

Second Grade   1   2    3    4    5    6   7   8   9   

Third Grade       1    2    3    4    5    6   7   8   9   

Fourth Grade     1   2    3    4    5    6   7   8   9   

Fifth Grade        1   2    3    4    5    6   7   8    9   

Scope and Sequence
for each grade level

Grade:  K     1     2     3      4     5
 

  Questions to ask when helping your child at home with math. This is nice as a bookmark or a refrigerator reference. (Copy double-sided and cut in half.  This will make two bookmarks - one for yourself and one for a friend.)

Helping Your Child Learn Math
A free publication (pdf. file) from the U.S. Department of Education

Helping Your Child Learn Math
(Spanish version)

Math at Home
A free English/Spanish Web resource offers ten activities that help parents of elementary-aged children do math with their children as a part of everyday routines

Math Packs
A home resource for families

Early Childhood: Activities for Your Day

Math Dictionary for Kids

The Other Resources link on the PWCS Math Web site includes links to online games and applets that allow students of all ages opportunities to practice or enhance what they know about mathematics. This link includes additional research for parents as well.

Data Records
These are Excel spreadsheets and provide a great way to manage and record assessment information for Investigations.

Directions for Installation (Read first)

Grade level       Unit

Kindergarten     1(not applicable) 2  3  4  5  6  7 

First Grade        1  2  3  4  5  6  8  9

Second Grade   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9

Third Grade       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
 

Elementary Principals Level Meetings

Graphic: Alignment of Curriculum,
                  Planning and Assessment  (1/7/08)

Pillars of Investigations - PowerPoint  
 slides used during level meeting
(Spring 2007) 

Grading Rubrics
These are generic rubrics that can be used when evaluating student work.

Rubric Domains

Grades K-2 Rubric

Grades K-2 Rubric (copier friendly)

Grades K-2 Rubric (student friendly)

Grades 3-5 Rubric

Grades 3-5  Rubric (copier friendly)

Grades 3-5 Rubric (student friendly)
 

   
List of manipulatives included in the Student Materials Kits for each grade level

Consumable Materials Lists
Grade:  K     1     2     3     4     5
 

 

 

Planning Documents

  

 

   

 

Online Resources and Tools

Pearson SuccessNet gives teachers access to the following online components:
*  Teacher Edition planning resources
*
 Student Resources (Shapes, GeoLogo, and e-tools) 
*  Investigations Student Math Handbook
in English
   and/or Spanish
*  Online Activities in English and Spanish
   (supplemental activities to meet VA SOLs
*  Resource Masters in English and Spanish (from the
   Teacher Resource Binder)
*  Transparency Masters in English and Spanish (from
    the Teacher Resource Binder)
*  The ability to send notices to students and parents

Directions for accessing and using
Pearson SuccessNet.
Contact the Math Office if you do not have a copy of the pass codes needed to complete the registration. Note: You must be a PWCS teacher using Investigations in order to receive these codes.

Software download information
(classic version)

Bookkeepers' Corner

Textbook Ordering Information with ISBN numbers  (updated 3/03/08)

Master Agreement Commodity List

Investigations Card Packages (optional)

10-Minute Math
(recommended for grades 4 & 5)

Timeline for substitute reimbursements


Consumable Materials Lists
Grade:  K     1     2     3     4     5

 

 

 
The Investigator 2006-07
(Newsletter for Principals and Other
Building Leaders)
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