September 18, 2019
The math curriculum used at CAL is the Eureka math curriculum. It was developed by math experts who aligned it to core standards and it helps students be better prepared for critical thinking and deepening their understanding of the concepts and skills they need to be successful in the 21st century. Students in lower elementary see math facts and practice these routinely throughout the year. They are able to read the problem, draw the problem they are working on to show the process they will take to solve it, write the problem in an equation, and explain their answers. The curriculum offers parents online access to help with tips, videos, and homework helpers so they will be better able to help their children at home, if needed. We have found that it has really helped those who typically struggle with math because it offers repeated practice and stays with a skill while subtly deepening the task.