ST Math at Home

Carr Elementary utilizes ST Math, which is a game-based program that builds deeper conceptual understanding of math. ST Math is a visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to engage, motivate and challenge PreK-8 students toward higher achievement.

Click here for instructions on how to use ST Math at home (in English)

Click here for Spanish instructions

Click here to login to ST Math


Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)

Problem Centered Mathematics

Learning Math with Understanding

The aim of CGI is to help children develop understanding of mathematically important ideas about space and numbers. Teaching for understanding involves building upon children's knowledge and experiences so that mathematical ideas take root and grow. 

Click here to read more about CGI and its important concepts.

Math Resources for Families

Click here for a list of resources that you can utilize at home to help your child in math. If you need more help or have quesitons - please ask your child's teacher, or let us know how we can help.

3 Key Shifts

The following are the key shifts called for by the Common Core in mathematics:

  1. Greater focus on fewer topics
  2. Coherence
  3. Rigor: The 3 aspects of rigor are focused upon the following:
  • Conceptual understanding
  • Procedural skills and fluency
  • Application

Click here for more information about the key shifts in Common Core Mathematics.

Standards for Student Mathematical Practice
CCSS Mathematical Practices