Daily Operations

We will have a virtual classroom in Google Classroom. Class codes will be forthcoming. From your phone or device you need to download the Google classroom app as well as the Zoom app and join the class.

The district has created the Its Learning platform in which all information will be related. More information will be provided beginning on the first day of school. The district is still in the process of uploading all pertinent information.

Students are expected to work for at least an hour a day in each subject area. iReady IXL, Quizizz, Khan Academy, Legends of Learning, and any other site that promotes learning will be utilized. More details are to follow.

It is expected that students will continue to develop and practice strategies to build their capacity to become fluent in mathematics and mathematics computation. The eventual goal is automaticity with math facts. This automaticity is built within each student through strategy development and practice. The following section is presented in order to develop a common understanding of the ideas and terminology regarding fluency and automaticity in mathematics:

**Fluency**: Procedural fluency is defined as skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently, and appropriately. Fluent problem solving does not necessarily mean solving problems within a certain time limit, though there are reasonable limits on how long computation should take. Fluency is based on a deep understanding of quantity and number.

**Deep Understanding**: Students need to do more than simply know "how to get the answer" and instead support their ability to access concepts from a number of perspectives. Therefore they are able to see math as more than a set of mnemonics or discrete procedures. Students should be able to demonstrate deep conceptual understanding of foundational mathematics concepts by applying them to new situations, as well as writing and speaking about their understanding.

**Memorization**: The rapid recall of arithmetic facts or mathematical procedures is necessary. Memorization is often confused with fluency. Fluency implies a much richer kind of mathematical knowledge and experience.

**Number Sense: **Students should be able to consider the context of a problem, look at the numbers in a problem, make a decision about which strategy would be most efficient in each particular problem. Number sense is not a deep understanding of a single strategy, but rather the ability to think flexibly between a variety of strategies in context.

**Fluent students **:

● should flexibly use a combination of deep understanding, number sense, and memorization.

● are fluent in the necessary baseline functions in mathematics so that they are able to spend their thinking and processing time unpacking problems and making meaning from them.

● are able to articulate their reasoning.

● find solutions through a number of different paths.

● should flexibly use a combination of deep understanding, number sense, and memorization.

● are fluent in the necessary baseline functions in mathematics so that they are able to spend their thinking and processing time unpacking problems and making meaning from them.

● are able to articulate their reasoning.

● find solutions through a number of different paths.