Component 1: NUMBER & OPERATION APPLICATIONS emphasize and will specifically target conceptual development of number recognition and application of operations, through a variety of hands-on twenty (20) minute lessons that will allow for differentiating instruction in meeting individual student needs.
First Grade Level
Component 1: FACTS & APPLICATIONS will progressively integrate algebraic strategies, which are implemented in the basic facts foundations, daily thirty (30) minute lessons, followed by comprehensive weekly assessments.
The skills in both grade levels will address a thorough concrete application of algebraic concepts, a variety of literature emphasizing appropriate mathematics language/vocabulary, and a problem solving approach to word problem situations.
Kindergarten and First Grade Level
Component 2: Addresses the conceptual development of mathematics concepts through a problem solving approach utilizing manipulatives, as mandated in the TEKS. Daily thirty (30) minute lessons will enhance process thinking through skills in: an extension of number and operation applications, algebraic concepts, geometry & measurement, and generating & thoroughly interpreting data involving graphs. In addition to the daily lessons, complete weekly lesson plans, as well as, five (5) weekly comprehensive assessments and a comprehensive six weeks assessment, are an integral component of the program. Furthermore, the literature emphasized throughout the mathematics curriculum will undoubtedly increase a world of knowledge through: vicarious experiences, appropriate math vocabulary, and the application of life skills & financial literacy.
Component 3: Consists of daily twenty (20) minute lessons for Kindergarten and thirty (30) minute lessons for Grade 1. The lessons provide ample opportunities for children to explore and discover a world of knowledge through various challenging applications; thus, enhancing daily learning experiences. By the end of a school year, through engaged research projects, exploration in measurement activities, critical thinking experiences, reasoning skills required in constructing graphs, and on-going skills reviews, children will have acquired the foundations essential to not only communicate and construct mathematical situations, but to definitely attain and apply that knowledge.
Component 4: This final Kindergarten component requires twenty (20) minutes of daily oral math language development skills through the use of the teacher-created bulletin board.