 Batesville School District
 Mathematics Programs

MATHEMATICS PROGRAMS
The Batesville School District is committed to putting Students First. One of the ways we do this is by building problemsolving math communities with Standards for Mathematical Practice — how our brains know and use math — to inform our mathematical teaching practices. Here you will find information about mathematical programs, research, and resources.

Meet our Mathematics Specialist
My name is Alisha InmanCummings, and I am the Math Specialist for the Batesville School District, and I am dedicated to providing Mathematics support to teachers. I am a former elementary classroom teacher, a National Board Certified Teacher, have been designated as a Master Professional Educator, am a researchnerd, and mom to four amazing kids.What do I do?
 Collaborate with administrative staff to ensure fidelity of mathematics instruction across campuses
 Coordinate Mathematical Professional Development for BSD
 Present professional development, train, and work with BSD staff in math instruction and all the components of the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
 Complete coaching cycles with teachers regarding mathematical instruction and the 5 EquityBased Instructional Practices — Going Deep with Mathematics, Leverage Multiple Mathematical Competencies, Affirm Mathematics Learners' identities, Challenge Spaces of Marginality, and Draw on Multiple Resources of Knowledge.
 Complete walkthroughs in classrooms to observe math instruction.
 Assist in reviewing and analyzing State and local mathematical assessment data to formulate improvement plans and work with PLCs at each campus.
 Assist in reviewing, aligning, and analyzing mathematics curriculum.

Alisha InmanCummings, NBCT, MSE
Mathematics Specialist
E  acummings@gobsd1.org
W  870.793.6831 X 1114
AR Math QuEST

AR Math QuEST
AR Math QuEST (Quantitative Essentials for Students and Teachers) is a journey for ambitious teaching that promotes equity and engagement of all students in meaningful mathematics learning experiences of reasoning and problemsolving. AR Math QuEST empowers educators and families to help students develop identities as doers of mathematics to increase student achievement. This studentcentered approach to teaching math starts with what students already know and builds on their natural number sense and intuitive approaches to problemsolving. Problembased learning is based on 30 years of research. It's a framework that helps teachers to understand how children's mathematical ideas develop and provides an opportunity to build on the child's own thinking and understanding. Problembased learning is a critical thinking and application approach to learning mathematics through discovery, inquiry, and discourse.The goals are as follows:
 Eliminate achievement gaps
 Increase problemsolving and reasoning
 Build positive identities as doers of mathematics
Because of AR Math QuEST, the focus on math progression for your child has shifted from learning procedures with memorization to building procedural fluency and conceptual understanding through connection to meaning and application.
Mathematical Practice

Mathematical Practice
The NCTM's (National Council for Teachers of Mathematics) Mathematics Teaching Practices and the Standards for Mathematical Practice are the researchbased foundation for exemplary teaching and learning. Ambitious mathematics teaching involves skilled ways of eliciting and responding to each and every student in the class so that they learn worthwhile mathematics and come to view themselves as competent mathematicians.In a mathematics class, students should not just learn about mathematics, they should do mathematics. This can be defined as engaging in the mathematical practices: making sense of problems, reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, making arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others, modeling with mathematics, making appropriate use of tools, attending to precision in their use of language, looking for and making use of structure, and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning.
This research has been conducted through TIMSS over the last three decades across the world, and it is derived from thousands of studies conducted in multiple countries. The Mathematics Practices and Ambitious Mathematics instruction has culminated in a preponderance of evidence to inform how mathematically proficient learners develop; why some have difficulty; and how we can most effectively assess and teach and, therefore, improve student outcomes through prevention of and intervention for mathematics difficulties.
Decades of research tells us that in order to learn mathematics, students should spend time in math class doing mathematics — Students learn mathematics as a result of solving problems. Mathematical ideas are the outcomes of the problemsolving experience rather than the elements that must be taught before problemsolving.
Teachers

Resources
 Why Number Talks
 Number Talks and Mental Math
 Number Talks as "Warmups"
 What is Eureka Math? Explained by a Math Teacher
 Eureka Math Parent Resources
 What is Zearn?
 Login to Zearn
 Khan Academy
 Digital Math Manipulatives
 Math Celebrity  Homework problem checker
 Desmos  Graphing Calculator
 Prodigy Math Game
 Reflex Math
 Subitizing Tree App
 Printable Math Resources
 Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics
 Math Tips for Parents
 What is Cognitively Guided Instruction?
 PBS Math
 IXL Math

Mathematics Program Information

Podcasts
 A Story of Units.  Eureka Math
 Students' units coordination activity: A crosssectional analysis  Math Ed, Episode 1514: Anderson Norton
Parents

How can parents better understand the Standards for Mathematical Practice?
Learn about your child's number sense program.
Good number sense programs have a specific progression of lessons from easy skills to more difficult skills. Teaching should be explicit so that students build connections. The Batesville School District has adopted a comprehensive curriculum for K5 — Eureka Math. While teaching counting principles, place value, and relational thinking, Eureka also builds students' knowledge and vocabulary in the coherence of design called "A Story of Units."Understand how counting principles are taught based on the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
These short activities should ask students to use the order sequence, onetoone correspondence, and the cardinal principle. Check out this video on counting collections to get a better understanding of counting collectionsLearn which kinds of activities allow children to practice number sense skills.
As students learn counting principles, relationships between numbers and operations, and 10 as a unit in the place value system, they should have fluency activities that allow them to deepen the understanding they are mastering. A student can then apply these skills in problem solving. A student should not be shown "short cuts" or algorithms if they conceptual understanding of why is not in place. Zearn is a great resource for teachers and parentsUnderstand how math facts are taught based on the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Students should learn fluency skills and place value to help them build conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Teachers do not teach specific strategies for solving, but rather, present meaningful problem strings that focus on relational thinking and computational fluency. Rather than using flashcards to memorize long lists of math facts, students need to focus on the math and thinking behind just the answer. This will allow them to apply knowledge beyond just that memorized fact.Learn how computation is taught based on the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Students should be learning how to use derived facts (math they know) and applying that known knowledge to problemsolve for what is unknown. Number Talks are a the way students build relational understanding and use what they know to figure what they do not know in math computation. This for all students in all grades.
Kindergarten video  6th grade fractions videoLearn how student progress is monitored.Students should be assessed by each mathematical standard. Some guiding questions are: Can students demonstrate all counting principles? Can they manipulate numbers? Can they solve simple and more complex equations and word problems? Because percentage and letter grades may not correspond with specific skills, multiple assessments may be used to provide instructional guidance.Ask about specific skills that can be addressed at home.
Ask for activity ideas for you to use at home with your child based on specific skills identified through assessment. Check out the next page to find lots of helpful resources for parents or check out the Family Resources page at Great Minds for Eureka Math, the Family Resources page for Zearn, and Illustrative Math Information for Families page.
Math Instructional Resources for Teachers and Parents 
What is Zearn? Watch the video below to learn more:
 Zearn Login (Your child will use their school email and password to access  Login through Clever)
 Zearn for Families
KAlgebra I Curriculum

KAlgebra I Curriculum • Eureka Math & Illustrative Math
What is Eureka Math?
Thoughtfully constructed and designed like a story, Eureka Math is meticulously coherent, with an intense focus on key concepts that layer over time, creating enduring knowledge. Students gain a complete body of math knowledge, not just a discrete set of skills. They use the same models and problemsolving methods from grade to grade, so math concepts stay with them, year after year. Kindergarten ‣ Curriculum Overview • 1st Quarter Curriculum Guide • 2nd Quarter Curriculum Guide • 3rd Quarter Curriculum Guide
 1st Grade ‣ Curriculum Overview • 1st Quarter Curriculum Guide • 2nd Quarter Curriculum Guide • 3rd Quarter Curriculum Guide
 2nd Grade ‣ Curriculum Overview • 1st Quarter Curriculum Guide • 2nd Quarter Curriculum Guide • 3rd Quarter Curriculum Guide
 3rd Grade ‣ Curriculum Overview • 1st Quarter Curriculum Guide • 2nd Quarter Curriculum Guide • 3rd Quarter Curriculum Guide
 4th Grade ‣ Curriculum Overview • 1st Quarter Curriculum Guide • 2nd Quarter Curriculum Guide • 3rd Quarter Curriculum Guide
 5th Grade ‣ Curriculum Overview • 1st Quarter Curriculum Guide • 2nd Quarter Curriculum Guide • 3rd Quarter Curriculum Guide
What is Illustrative Math?
The Illustrative Mathematics curriculum provides teachers with coherently sequenced materials based on the standards and researchbased learning trajectories to support students’ learning. Illustrative Mathematics is rigorous, problembased, and fully aligned to the standards, with coherence across grade bands. Illustrative Math focuses on supporting teachers in the use of researchbased instructional routines to successfully facilitate student learning, is highly rated by EdReports for meeting all expectations across all three review gateways, and the problembased pedagogy that is the foundation of the IM curriculum will make the rigorous learning standards accessible to all learners. 6th Grade ‣ Curriculum Overview • Accelerated Curriculum Overview
 7th Grade ‣ Curriculum Overview • Accelerated Curriculum Overview
 8th Grade ‣ Curriculum Overview
 Algebra I ‣ Curriculum Overview