Students learn valuable daily skills
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 mathematics curriculum, based on the Colorado Academic Standards, challenges students while teaching them valuable skills needed for everyday life.
Curriculum used at schools include McGraw-Hill My Math and CollegeBoard SpringBoard.
Colorado Academic Standards - Family and Community Guides
The mathematics toolkit is a reference for parents and families about mathematics instruction in FFC8.
Teaching mathematics requires a classroom where students engage in rich mathematics and discover patterns and the why behind the mathematics. Students do the thinking. Why do we invert and multiply fractions instead of dividing? What strategy and tools are most helpful in solving this problem?
These resources will help you understand the balance of conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and applications within the mathematics standards expectations for your student.
The Family Toolkit includes:
- Grade Level Overview - Parent Roadmaps, developed by The Council of Great City Schools, include activities specific to grade level learning, questions to ask the teacher, an understanding of how the standards build, tips for helping your child learn outside of school, and links for additional resources.
- Standards - A comprehensive overview of the Colorado Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, and the Standards for Mathematics Practice.
- Theory and Research - A resource list to support the instructional practices taking place in the classroom.
FFC8 Elementary Mathematics
Find information and resources for McGraw-Hill My Math instructional materials below.
FFC8 teaches the Colorado Academic Standards, adopted in 2020 and based on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The CMAS exam, is designed to assess student understanding of these standards in Grades 3-5.
Resources for Families:
FFC8 Secondary Mathematics
Find information and resources for CollegeBoard SpringBoard instructional materials below.
FFC8 teaches the Colorado Academic Standards, adopted in 2020 and based on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The CMAS exam, is designed to assess student understanding of these standards in Grades 6-8. High school students take the PSAT 9, PSAT 10, or SAT as the state math assessment.
Many schools offer robust aftershool clubs and programs that extend learning beyond the mathematics classroom. Check with your school for more information.