MMSD supports a Balanced Math Framework that incorporates the Investigations Curriculum with Common Core Learning Experiences. All components align with the Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) framework and are grounded within a culturally and linguistically responsive context.

    1. CURRICULUM - guided by the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM). The CCSSM provide a rigorous set of common curricular goals that will be met through the use of the following curricular materials:

      • Investigations Teacher Core Curriculum Package (including Differentiation and Intervention Guide and Investigations and the Common Core State Standards)
        • NOTE:  In 2012-2013 the curricular materials for Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions will be defined.
      • MMSD Learning Mathematics in the Primary Grades. Current edition.
      • MMSD Learning Mathematics in the Intermediate Grades. Current edition.
      • Van de Walle J.A. 2005. Teaching Student-Centered Math in Grades K-3 and/or Grades 3-5
      • Instructional Guides for Number Development and Operation Development based on the Developmental Guidelines
      • Math Boxes including Primary Fluency Booklets and/or Primary Mathematics Workbook Series 1A-6B and Challenging Word Problems. U.S. Edition.
      • Mathematical Manipulatives

    2. INSTRUCTION - MMSD supports an instructional design based in a Balanced Mathematics Framework. This design is articulated below.

      • The Four Blocks
        • Number Work and Inspecting Equations
        • Problem Solving and Fluency and Maintenance
      • Balanced Mathematics Workshop Lesson Design
        • Opening - including bothy/or either Number Work and Inspecting Equations
        • Mini-Lesson on the Common Core Learning Experience - Problem Solving based on the Common Core State Standard Learning Target
        • Guided Practice - Problem Solving
        • Independent Practice and Small Group/1:1 Instruction - Problem Solving and Fluency and Maintenance
        • Closure - Daily reflection on the mathematical practices

60 minute mathematics instruction (minimum). 75 minutes of mathematics instruction daily is recommended.

  1. ASSESSMENT - In mathematics the Number Development Assessment (NDA) and the Fact Interviews (FI) provide crucial formative data which allow teachers to plan for targeted instruction in mathematics.