Information for Parents

Welcome to Everyday Mathematics


The University of Chicago School Mathematics Project was designed to improve school mathematics in grades kindergarten through 12. The mathematics program your child will use, Everyday Mathematics, is an outgrowth of this project.

Everyday Mathematics' curriculum is based on spiral levels of understanding from simple explorations to advanced understanding of concepts and skills. Frequently students are asked to explain how they got the answers, and to try to find another way to get the same answer. The program also utilizes discussion, daily routines, year-long projects, partner and small-group activities, games, manipulatives, and home-school partnerships.

The information on the following pages will give you an overview about some key content and special features in Everyday Mathematics.

How can you help your child increase his or her understanding and enjoyment of mathematics? Keep home-school communication open; listen to your child's questions and requests concerning mathematics; and integrate mathematics into your everyday life.



Students' Everyday Mathematics Materials

Below are key student materials available at the grade levels specified.

Activity Books provide the materials for hands-on activities. Pages are perforated and unit review and assessment pages are includes (grades 1-3).


World Tour Books provide a variety of data and maps, short essays of interest, games, and recipes (grade 4).


American Tour Almanacs provide reference information, including maps, graphs, and tables for use in the discovery and analysis of the United States (grade 5).


Home Links® including counting, sorting, measuring, estimating, and solving problems. For example, sort grocery items into groups. Plan dinners for the week.


Study Links™ provide extended practice in the material covered in the lessons for grades 4 and 5. The assignments can also serve as an assessment tool.


Geometry Templates provide a unique drawing and measurement tool that features 23 geometric shapes.


 

Mathematics Content

KINDERGARTEN:
numeration - counting - operations - problem solving - graphing - geometry - measure - time - money - functions - relations - attributes - patterns

FIRST GRADE:
numeration and counting - operations and relations - problem solving - exploring data - geometry - measures - reference frames - money - patterns and rules


SECOND GRADE:
numeration and counting - operations and relations - problem solving - data collection and analysis - geometry - measures - reference frames - money - patterns and rules


THIRD GRADE:
numeration - operations and relations - problem solving - data collection and analysis - geometry - measures - reference frames - rules, patterns, and functions - beginnings of algebra


FOURTH GRADE:
numbers, numeration, and order relations - measures and measurement - coordinate systems and reference frames - operations, number facts, and number systems - algorithms and procedures - problem solving and mathematical modeling - exploring data - geometry and spatial sense - functions, patterns, and sequences - algebra and uses of variables

We are in the process of rewriting our I-LES Curriculum documents so that they are fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards. For more information on the Common Core State Standards please click on the following links:
 

Spelling Lists

Filename Size Date & Time
An Adobe Acrobat file Grade One Spelling Words.pdf 7.31 KB 2016-06-01 00:04:58
An Adobe Acrobat file Spelling List for Grade 2.pdf 70.66 KB 2016-06-01 00:04:58
An Adobe Acrobat file Spelling List for Grade 3.pdf 99.31 KB 2016-06-01 00:04:58
An Adobe Acrobat file Spelling List for Grade 4.pdf 104.35 KB 2016-06-01 00:04:58

Fry Sight Words

Filename Size Date & Time
An Adobe Acrobat file First100FryWords.pdf 25.21 KB 2016-06-01 00:04:58
An Adobe Acrobat file Kindergarten Fry Words.pdf 76.88 KB 2016-06-01 00:04:58
An Adobe Acrobat file Second100FryWords.pdf 31.67 KB 2016-06-01 00:04:58
An Adobe Acrobat file Third100FryWords.pdf 33.33 KB 2016-06-01 00:04:58