Math In Focus
Great Valley is using the math program called Math In Focus. It is a Singapore math program that will help the students to gain a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and achieve success throughout their math career.We are also using a computer based program called Dreambox. This is a program that can be used on a tablet (as an app) or on the computer (through the internet). This program is a game based mathematical learning tool. It differentiates the activities to meet the needs of each individual child. This is a wonderful program that the children really enjoy. Within the first few weeks of school a letter will be sent home with your child's log in directions.Additionally, we also work through daily Number Talks. Number Talks are short, daily exercises aimed at building number sense. As a part of this routine, students are thinking, asking their peers questions, and explaining their own thinking all while the teacher records the thinking.