Mathematics Curriculum (K-5)
The D97 math program centers on developing students’ conceptual understanding, their skills as problem solvers, and computational fluency. The core K-5 math curricular resource is Eureka Math, which was chosen by the K-5 Math Curriculum Program Review committee because of its focus, coherence and alignment to the CCSS.
Eureka Math connects math to the real world in ways that take the fear out of math and build student confidence – while helping students achieve true understanding lesson by lesson and year after year. The team of teachers and mathematicians who wrote Eureka Math took great care to present mathematics in a logical progression from PK through Grade 12. This coherent approach allows teachers to know what incoming students already have learned and ensures that students are prepared for what comes next. It’s not enough for students to know the process for solving a problem; they need to understand why that process works so they can use it anytime. Teaching mathematics as a story, Eureka Math builds students’ knowledge logically and thoroughly to help them achieve deep understanding. While this approach is unfamiliar to those of us who grew up memorizing mathematical facts and formulas, it has been tested and proven to be a highly successful method. See the Eureka Math Curriculum Overview here. You will be prompted to log in with your Great Minds account.
It is recommended that teachers use Zearn to support small group instruction and differentiation for individual students.
Middle School Math (6th-8th)
Connected Mathematics 3, or CMP3, is an inquiry-based mathematics program for Grades 6-8. It helps students actively focus on math problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. These math practices require students to look deeper and connect problem solving to practical situations.CMP3 provides a powerful inquiry model for learning mathematics. Connect mathematical ideas to students’ everyday world.
Middle School Math Course Placement
6th Grade Math Placement Matrix
|Placement Recommendation1||MAP SCORE FROM SUMMER OR FALL||D97 6th Grade Math Placement Assessment Scores|
|MATH 6/7||89th percentile or below||
19 or below on the D97 6th Grade Math Placement Assessment
|MATH 7/8||> =89th percentile||
At least 20 correct out of 26 Level 1, 2, and 3 questions (Proficient in foundational and advanced 6th grade math standards)
Math 6/7 Placement
Students with MAP score from Summer or Fall of 89th percentile or below in 6th grade OR a score of 19 or below on the D97 6th Grade Math Placement Assessment are placed into Math 6/7 for 6th grade.
Math 7/8 Placement
Students with MAP score from Summer or Fall of 89th percentile and above in 6th grade OR a score of at least 20 out of 26 on the D97 6th Grade Math Placement Assessment are placed into Math 7/8 for 6th grade.
1At the end of Trimester 1 of the 6th grade school year, we will review student 6th grade Fall Math MAP and 6th grade class assessment performance to determine if there is a need to change their math class placement for the start of Trimester 2.
2The math placement matrix is evaluated yearly.