- Counting within 100
- Compare quantities to 20
- Instantly recognize small quantities
- One-to-one correspondence and cardinality
- Represent, model, and solve addition and subtraction problems within 10
- Fluently add and subtract within 5
- Compose and decompose teen numbers
- Compare and order objects according to measureable attributes
- Sort and classify objects
- Identify, compose, and compare basic shapes
- Numbers 0 - 120
- Fluently add and subtract within 10
- Solve a variety of addition and subtraction problems within 20
- Use place value and materials to add within 100
- Identify and combine coins
- Organize, represent, and interpret data
- Measure of lengths using non-standard units
- Time to the nearest hour/half hour
- Describe, compose, and decompose shapes
- Place value to 1000
- Mentally add and subtract within 20
- Fluently add and subtract within 100
- Use models to add and subtract within 1000
- Money problems
- Time to 5 minutes
- Addition and subtraction fluency to 20
- Attributes of shapes
- Partitioning circles and rectangles; equal shares and fractions
- Measure and estimate length
- Rectangular arrays
- Create and interpret simple graphs
- Understand fractions as numbers
- Create equivalences and compare fractions
- Compare shapes use them to represent fractions
- Fluently add and subtract within 1,000
- Solve two- step word problems involving the four operations
- Multiplication facts
- Represent and solve multiplication and division problems
- Scaled picture and bar graphs
- Measure lengths to the half and quarter inch
- Area and perimeter
- Tell time and solve time interval problems
- Volume and mass
- Generalize place value understanding
- Addition and subtraction of multi-digit numbers
- Extend multiplication and division
- Number patterns
- Factors, multiples, and square, prime, and composite numbers
- Represent, order and compare fraction
- Factors and Multiples
- Create line plots to display data
- Attributes of geometric figures including angle measurement
- Add and subtract fractions with like denominators
- Generalize place value concepts to decimal numbers
- Multiply and divide multi-digit whole numbers and decimals to hundredths.
- Add and subtract fractions
- Multiply fractions
- Begin fraction and whole number division
- Patterns, functions, and algebraic structures
- Perimeter, area, and volume
- Flexible problem solving of multi-digit whole numbers and decimals
- Line plots and fractional amounts
- Geometric attributes and coordinate graphing
- Measurement conversions
All students in Grades K-5 take a math screener in the Fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter and spring screener may also be given in grades K-4.
BVSD End of Year Assessments
BVSD gives a district created common assessment at the end of Grade 2 and a transition test at the end of Grade 5.
Students in Grades 3,4,5 take the Math State Test.
Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.
Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.
Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools. In this site you will find information about the program, get access to student texts, find out about strategies, terminology, and the research and philosophy behind the program.
Log In : To log into the site, follow this link to the log-in page. Student login, student number password available from teacher
Here are some things to help you get started.
- Think Central Overview for Parents (PDF, PPT)
- Video on how to find Homework and Remembering pages.
- Video Overview of Basic Functionality
- Student Welcome Letters (English, Español)
- Education Place: Education place is essentially a completely new site within Think Central. Here you will find other games, lots of information, and explanatory videos. Use this Education Place Guide to help you navigate those resources.
MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.
You can also link directly to the activity associated with the current lesson by opening the Student Activity Book on Think Central, navigating to the correct lesson, and then following the link, via the link button, to Mega Math.