Other Resources
Game of 24
Math Competitions
Math Organizations

Math Supervisor
Carol Knight 

Elementary Math

Donna Stofko,

Linda Zborofsky,

Professional Development Specialists
Kathleen Morris,

Karen Newlun,

Linda Wood,

(703) 791-8849

Please Note

This Web site has moved.
The new URL is http://pwcs.math.schoolfusion.us.

All updates for school year 2010-11 are being added to the new site. This site is no longer being updated.
Please visit the new home of Mathematics Online and add the new URL to your favorites

Mathematics Teachers

 Specific Grade Level Information, Support and Resources
(Click your desired category below.)
Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5

SY 2009-10  Lead Teacher Meetings
(4:45 - 6:45 p.m.)

Dates Location

Note: Grade level Team Leader Meetings are being held in October and November (see dates below) in lieu of Math Lead Teachers Meetings. Math Lead Teachers meetings may be scheduled 2nd semester.

SY 2009-10 Grade Level Team Leader Meetings (4:45 - 6:30 p.m.)

Grade Level




October 28 Penn
  October 29 Porter

Grade 1

October 28 Porter
  October 29 Bennett

Grade 2

November 4 Penn
  November 5 Bennett
*Grade 3
(If no 3rd grade teacher can attend either of these sessions, Team Leaders may come to the morning make-up session)
October 21 Penn
October 22 Bennett
*Grade 4 October 12 Penn
  October 13 Porter
*Make-Up session for Grades 3 or 4 October 21 Penn -
9:00-11:00 a.m.

 Mathematics Standards of Learning Have Been Revised
View 2009 Mathematics Standards  (K-12)
View Implementation Timeline for the revised standards



Curriculum Strands

Overview of Objectives
by Grade

Number and Number Sense

Computation and Estimation



Probability and Statistics

Patterns, Functions and Algebra

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

The following graphs show the distribution of questions on the SOL tests in each of the curriculum strands:

K-3 SOL Graph

Grade 4 SOL Graph

Grade 5 SOL Graph


Supporting Families

Are you planning to do a Math Night? Here are some sample Agendas to give you some ideas.
Information Session
You need the Abbott and Costello video in the folder with this ppt.
Helping Your Child at Home
Helping Your Child at Home
(a variation of the first)
Helping Your Child at Home
(homework focus - slides from SMH in English and Spanish)
Math Night 1
Math Night 2
Math Night 3
Math Night 4
(Math Nights 2, 3, and 4 are variations of Math Night 1)
Vertical Parent Night (K-12)
Flyer to Advertise a Parent Night
This flyer can be modified in any way to fit the focus of your school's event. Question marks indicate places that must be completed before sending it out.
 Game Cards and Recording Sheets for all games used in Investigations to practice skills and concepts at school and at home. Parents will find the rules for the games in the Student Math Handbook. These pages are referenced on the chart.
Check out many of the resources available on the Families Page. There are several good choices for handouts there. Some examples of these include:
Informational Brochures for Parents
Grade level:   
  1    2    3    4    5

Introducing Investigations to Families
 Help for Parents
Videos Ideas

Do you want to include Video? See what's available on the Videos page.

The video titled, " What Are You Teaching My Child?" published by Math Solutions is available through the Math Office. (English and Spanish)
The Horse Problem is also presented in this video. It's a great problem in which to engage families.

The Abbott and Costello  clip is a fun introduction or segue

Math Web Site Flyer
Great to handout to parents to access online resources.
Family Letters and Game Cards
(This page is not complete, but is work in progress)
Parent Refrigerator Reference Quotes About Math
The PWCS Mathematics Curriculum

 Mathematics Vision Statement:

Articles to Read and/or Share:
Addressing Parent Concerns About Mathematics Reform
Why Children Have Trouble Mastering the Basic Number Combinations and
How to Help Them
Creating an Environment for Learning with Understanding
What Are Science and Math Scores Telling Us?
What Are NAEP Results Say

Research, Websites, Professional Articles and Literature about
Mathematics Education

Data That Might be of Interest
Grade 3 Math SOLs over four years
(Note: you will need to click "enable macros" when this spreadsheet opens)
Stanford Diagnostic Math Test Results for Grades 1 and 2

Online Resources and Tools

Pearson SuccessNet  gives teachers access to the following online components:
*  Teacher Edition planning resources
 Student Resources (Shapes, GeoLogo, and e-tools) 
*  Investigations Student Math Handbook
in English and/or Spanish
*  Online Activities in English and Spanish (supplemental activities to meet SOLs)
*  Resource Masters in English and Spanish (from the Teacher Resource Binder)
*  Transparency Masters in English and Spanish (in the Teacher Resource Binder)
*  The ability to send notices to students and parents

Directions for accessing and using Pearson SuccessNet
Contact the Math Office if you do not have a copy of the pass codes needed to complete the registration. Note: You must be a PWCS teacher using Investigations in order to receive these codes.

Developing Vocabulary in Investigations
Vocabulary List by Unit
Vocabulary Lists by SOL Reporting Categories
(Use tabs at the bottom to move to a different grade.)
Vocabulary Terms for 4 and 5 (VDOE)
The definitions or explanations given by VDOE are not definitions or explanations that students should memorize but are the mathematics that the teacher should know in order to provide in-depth instruction in the content.




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