We are excited to begin the school year with our newly adopted math curriculum, Eureka Math . The Eureka Math curriculum was created by Great Minds, a nonprofit that brought together teachers and experts to craft a program based on the world’s most successful math programs. Eureka Math was built around the core principle that students need to know more than just what works when solving a problem – they need to understand why it works. Eureka Math is designed to support students in gaining a solid understanding of concepts, a high degree of procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply the math to solve problems in and outside the classroom. There is also an intentional coherence linking topics and thinking across grades. Each lesson that students engage in is an extension of previous learning and foundational to future learning. Eureka Math will also provide a high level of rigor for all students as they pursue deep, authentic command of mathematical concepts.
As teachers and students work towards building a more conceptual understanding of mathematics you might notice that Eureka Math teaches math differently than how you were taught in school. The Eureka Math curriculum goes beyond facts and formulas by teaching students to think about math conceptually. This helps students become not merely literate, but fluent in mathematics. With Eureka Math your child will learn that math is fun and exciting.