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.

**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

**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

- The Four Blocks

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

**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.