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Math in Focus Curriculum Summary K-5

Math in Focus is the math curriculum used by the elementary schools in Neshaminy School District. Math in Focus is based off of the Singapore approach. It focuses on problem solving as the foundation of mathematical learning using a variety of models to help students visualize and understand mathematical concepts. This program teaches concepts using a concrete–pictorial–abstract learning progression to anchor student knowledge in real-world, hands-on experiences, supported by technology applications. Math in Focus encourages positive student interaction with mathematics which results in students developing an ability to easily solve complex, real-world math problems.

The skills that students will focus on in each grade level are listed on the following chart. Parents should receive a letter with each new concept to outline the learning goals and provide activities for home practice.

Below you will see a graphic representation of the Singapore Mathematics Framework which is built throughout the K-5 program.