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Math Corner



The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.  

                                                                        -S. Gudder


Math Standards of Learning


        Kindergarten                  First Grade                Second Grade



     Third Grade             Fourth Grade                   Fifth Grade





Assessment in math is ongoing throughout the year to check for student progress. Informal assessments are provided daily in the form of student observations, questioning, checklist, etc..  Quizzes, unit tests, benchmarks, and other comprehensive assessments are also provided based on skills per grade level.  Kindergarten students are assessed as skills are taught using various assessment tools. Listed below are other school-wide assessment administrated throughout the year. 


STAR Math Testing Grades 2 - 5
September 2015 
January 2016   
May 2016
Numeracy Assessment Grade 1
September 2015 
June 2016
Numeracy Assessment Kindergarten
January 2016
June 2016 (upon requested)
Spring SOL Testing
Grades 3-5 May 2016 (exact dates will come)





 Save the Date...

February 15, 2016

President's Day - NO SCHOOL

March 10, 2016

SOL Parent Night 

March 28 - April 1, 2016 

Spring Break

May 16, 2016

Spring 2016 SOL Testing begins 

May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

June 16, 2016

Last Day of School / Early Release

Homework Tips

    • Choose a quiet place to work                                               
    • Set aside a regular time each day to work
    • Have an adult check your work after you finish
    • Put your completed work in your book bag  

Suggestions to Help Your Child in Math


Make an effort to help your child have a good attitude toward math. Let them know you are proud of their work.


Ask your child to show you papers and assignments every day and praise all efforts and progress. Ask them to talk about what they did and listen to what they are saying about what they understand.


Talk about the math you do in your everyday life at home and your job to show how it is related it to what your child is learning in school.


Help make math as enjoyable as you would reading a story or watching a show on television. Play math games, work puzzles and involve the whole family.