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Visit the  Achieve the Core Website for resources to help build and apply understanding for each of the shifts in math instruction.

Math

Instructional materials

Bridges (K-5)
Bridges Support for Families
Bridges Welcome (English)
Bridges Welcome (Spanish)

In August 2016, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board of Education gave direction to staff to begin the process of evaluating and piloting new elementary math instructional materials.   Through this collaborative, seven month pilot process, NMUSD K-5 teachers and staff have identified Bridges in Mathematics by Math Learning Center as the comprehensive set of kindergarten to fifth grade math instructional materials that will best meet the needs of NMUSD students and teachers. 

As part of the evaluation process, parents and students in pilot classrooms were provided an opportunity to provide feedback on the instructional materials.  Community members were able to review website links to publishers and provide feedback.

Grade 6-8 Family Resources

In August 2017, Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) began the process of evaluating and piloting new math instructional materials for sixth through eighth grade. Through the seven month teacher-driven pilot process, teachers and staff identified Illustrative Mathematics as the comprehensive set of sixth through eighth grade math instructional materials for NMUSD students which was approved by the Board of Education on June 12, 2018.

Illustrative Mathematics materials are available for public review on the 
Kendall Hunt website.


Math Transition Benchmark (MTB)

Note - If your incoming 7th grade student has not taken the MTB, please see below.

The transition from elementary school to middle school is an important juncture in students' lives. Middle school mathematics forms the critical foundation for mathematics used in high school, college, everyday life, society and the workplace.

The shifts in expectations for college and career readiness now require students to solve non-routine problems, apply mathematics in different contexts, and communicate their reasoning to a variety of audiences.

For further information on the new sixth-grade transition assessment in English and Spanish, use the link below.

Parent Letter - Gr 6 Benchmark Assessment

Grade 6 MTB Scoring Clarification

Based on the Board’s direction, a determination has been made to maintain the current middle and high school math course pathways. An Enhanced Math 7/8 course will continue to be offered to students who meet criteria from multiple measures of the Math Transition Benchmark, Smarter Balance Assessment, and math grades. 

Illustrative Mathematics instructional materials will be utilized in Math 7, Math 8 and Enhanced Math 7/8 courses. Students successfully completing Enhanced Math 7/8 will be placed in Math I as eighth grade students. 

While NMUSD will maintain current secondary math pathways for the 2019/20 school year, the District will continue to assess and research instructional practices, instructional materials and course pathways that will better support all students meeting the expectations of the state standards for mathematics.

Parent Meeting Presentation

Fluency Expectations




Grade                              

Fluency

K

Add and subtract fluently within 5

1

Add and subtract fluently within 10

2

  • Add and subtract fluently within 20
  • Add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship of addition and subtraction.
  • Note: The standard algorithm is not expected until 4th grade.




Grade                          

Fluency

3

  • Multiply and divide within 100. Know all products of two one-digit numbers.
  • Add and subtract within 1000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship of addition and subtraction.
  • Note: The standard algorithm is not expected until 4th grade.

4

Add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

5

Multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.


Grade               

Fluency

6

  • Divide multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm.

Contact Us

John C. Drake
Director, K12 Curriculum & Instruction
714-424-7533

Gabriel Del Real
Coodinator
gdelreal@nmusd.us

Questions?  Email Curriculum@nmusd.us