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STUDENTS + PARENTS + COMMUNITY
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Math Coach has been activated.
Math Coach
Instructor: Sandy Thompson   
Thoughts From Jackson Academy’s Math Coach, Mrs. Sandy Thompson
Dear Parents and Guardians of Jackson Academy Students,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!
Here at Jackson Academy, we take great pride and joy in educating your children. The family atmosphere makes Jackson a home away from home for staff and students alike. As you pass through the doors, you will find a welcoming and nurturing environment where your child will receive a first class, 21st century oriented education, that will prepare them to become well-rounded, empathetic, college and career ready citizens, ready to compete and succeed in our global society, as they maximize their unique talents and abilities. 
About the Math
It is the intention of J. Garfield Jackson, Sr. Academy teachers, instructional leaders, and families to ensure that all students have access to the highest quality mathematics teaching and learning. The New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Mathematics are the foundation for mathematics instruction.
The standards for mathematical content for elementary students fall under the domains of counting and cardinality, operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operations in base ten, number and operations–fractions, measurement and data, and geometry. The alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment ensures that those domains are at the center of the elementary classroom’s mathematics.
The Jackson family staff advocates instruction that engages students in understanding mathematics, computing fluently, applying strategies to solve problems, reasoning logically, and connecting and communicating mathematical ideas through the standards for mathematical practice. Our curriculum and instruction is coherent, focused and consistent with research in the field where every student is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.

 
To learn more about the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Math, log onto: http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2016/math/standards.pdf
 
Our Math Series
Go Math! is one of the primary resources we use at Jackson Academy when teaching mathematics. The program is written to fully support the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. This series allows teachers to provide in-depth instructional support
and offers a wealth of differentiated instruction resources to ensure the depth of instruction required for student success. It combines 21st century educational technology with modern content, dynamic activities, and a variety of instructional videos to engage today’s digital children. Every student is supported through the universal access features of the program as they learn to think critically and apply their math knowledge.
For more information about Go Math, log onto: https://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/math/elementary-mathematics/go-math-k-8/

Our Math Technology Integration
This year, all of our K-5 students will have access to school accounts to Front Row Math. This supplemental program allows students to practice math at their own level. Teachers have the opportunity to assign specific activities correlated to math standards with innovative, real-world inquiry-based lessons that students love to complete. As they show growth throughout the year, students are rewarded with math coins that enable them to purchase outfits for their Piggy (the Front Row Mascot). Students have access any time and anywhere when they want to complete assigned work or do math to build fluency and strength in aligned grade level math standards. This program empowers teachers with detailed data reports that will no doubt guide your child to academic math success.

For more information about Front Row Math, log onto: https://www.frontrowed.com/math/

Weekly Math Brain-Buster Challenge
 Every week at Jackson Academy, students in grades 2 through 5 have the opportunity to participate in a contest called the Math Brain-Buster Challenge. Students compete with each other answering in-depth, real-world questions based on the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Math. All students that answer the problem correctly receive a Jackson Dollar, with one lucky student from each class (chosen at random among the winners) receiving twenty Jackson Dollars that they may use make purchases at Jackson’s School Store.

I’m Here For You!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s math instruction, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can reach me by email: s.thompson@eastorange.k12.nj.us

And always remember, MATH ROCKS!
 

 
 
 

 

 


 
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