Mrs. Kristen Kreutner, 3rd - 5th Grades, gives us a comprehensive look at the decision making process behind the transition to Math Expressions.
Math: Students participate in higher-order and
critical thinking with content that focuses on student inquiry, Math Talk, and
modeling of examples with practice. Math Expressions has three components:
focus, coherence, and rigor. Content is focused on essential learning of core
concepts for Mathematics. Program content is organized into meaningful
progressions that connect key topics between the grade levels. Content is
presented for students to gain a deep conceptual understanding, fluency with
procedures, and the ability to apply their understanding to solve problems.