Grades K – 5

**Develop students’ problem-solving capabilities and their ability to think and communicate mathematically.***Connecting Math Concepts* introduces ideas gradually and teaches students the connections between concepts. Focusing on big ideas in mathematics, the program teaches explicit strategies that enable students to master challenging concepts such as ratios, proportions, probability, functions, and data analysis. Detailed explanations and guided practice enable students to progress toward independent work, helping them to achieve success and become confident mathematical thinkers.

This Direct Instruction-based (DI) program uses a proven pedagogical approach and helps learners achieve mastery of basic skills, whilst developing sophisticated problem-solving strategies.

With *Connecting Math Concepts*, all concepts are learned and assimilated through use. The program presents new concepts incrementally, extending them into subsequent lessons. Students move forward in small steps, learning and applying a variety of topics in each lesson. Students learn and remember more, in less time, developing the depth of understanding required for advanced mathematics.**Key Features**

- Teacher Presentation Books provide explicit lesson plans that are scripted for clear, effective communication
- Teacher Guides summarise the strategies taught at each level and provide tips for teaching specific skills. They also include cumulative tests that measure mastery of key skills
- Math Fact Worksheets (Blackline Masters ) provide a quick refresher for students needing extra fact practice
- Independent Worksheets (Blackline Masters) offer practice in skill mastery and maintenance. They may be used for independent seatwork or for homework
- Workbooks and Textbooks provide challenging practice and application activities needed to help students master the basics while broadening their understanding of mathematics

**Materials**

- Teacher Materials

All required materials to administer the program. Teacher Materials include Teacher Presentation Books, Teacher Guide and Answer Key (level dependent).

- Workbooks

Student Material. Workbooks contain writing activities, which the students do as part of the structured presentation of a lesson, and as independent work.

- Textbooks (level dependent)

Student Material. Workbooks contain writing activities, which the students do as part of the structured presentation of a lesson, and as independent work.