Mathematics consists of instruction in mathematical practices and concepts. The math curriculum and instruction is guided by the NYS Common Core Learning Standards and is transitioning to Next Generation Learning Standards. The Ballston Spa Central School District utilizes Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s GO Math! and the NYS Math Modules because they provide valuable instructional resources that emphasize big ideas and depth of understanding through interactive lessons. Teachers also supplement with other standards based resources to support student learning and understanding in mathematics.
The district-wide Elementary Math Instructional Committee meets regularly to review and discuss program implementation, best practices and ongoing professional development opportunities for our staff. To support consistent math instruction across the district, it is expected that staff implement standards-based instruction and strategies on a daily basis.
Please contact your child's teacher or principal to learn more about instructional resources and strategies or how you can support your child’s development at home.