Your child will be using Pearson EnVision Math this year. The resources fully support the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks.

Pearson has a website, www.pearsonsuccessnet.com, which can be accessed for additional information about these materials. Each student will receive a username and password and will have full access to their grade level math book and all program materials online. Teachers are able to assign homework and review sheets through this website. For technological assistance, you can reach the Pearson Tech Help Line at 1-800-234-5832 or contact them through the website above.

EnVision Math is a math program that balances skill instruction with instruction that develops conceptual understanding through problem-based interactive and visual learning. This research-based program is aligned with the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks.

The program’s philosophy has 3 key focal points:

• Conceptual Development- Interactive Learning + Visual Learning
• Ongoing Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention
• Differentiated Instruction

Topics are organized around math strands focusing on the Big Ideas and Essential Understandings of math. The Big Ideas are the conceptual underpinnings of the program and the glue that provides conceptual cohesion across lessons, topics, grades, and standards. Big Ideas connect Essential Understandings which occur within and across lessons.

The Massachusetts Math Curriculum Frameworks are divided into content and practice standards. The content standards outline the math concepts students should know by the end of the year. The practice standards are the mathematical habits of mind that students will develop as they go through the grades.

Units of Study
The following is a list of topics which provide a quick synopsis of concepts to be explored this year. As you begin to see your student’s work as it arrives home, and as it is shared when you visit the classroom, you will have a better understanding of the depth and quality of the concepts your child will be learning.

1. Place Value
3. Multiplying Whole Numbers
4. Dividing by 1-Digit Divisors
5. Dividing by 2-Digit Divisors
6. Multiplying Decimals
7. Dividing Decimals
8. Numerical Expressions, Patterns, and Relationships
10. Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
11. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions with Mixed Numbers
12. Volume of Solids
13. Units of Measure
14. Data
15. Classifying Plane Figures
16. Coordinate Geometry

Kid and Parent Friendly Content Standards for Mathematics
I Can Use Algebra to Help Me Understand Math

• I can use parentheses and brackets in expressions.
• I can write expressions I hear using mathematic symbols and the order of operations.
• I can use numerical rules and patterns to form ordered pairs. I can graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.

I Can Use Place Value and Operations to Help Me Understand Math

• I can understand and explain the value of digits.
• I can explain patterns when multiplying a number by powers of 10.
• I can explain patterns when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10.
• I can read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
• I can use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.
• I can multiply multi-digit whole numbers.
• I can divide four-digit dividends by two-digit divisors.
• I can illustrate and explain a division problem using equations, arrays and/or models.
• I can add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths. I can use concrete models or drawings to explain the method used.

I Can Use Geometry to Help Me Understand Math

• I can understand how to graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.
• I can graph and interpret points in the first quadrant of a coordinate plane.
• I can classify shapes into categories.
• I can classify shapes based on properties.

I Can Use Measurement & Data to Help Me Understand Math

• I can convert measurements within the same measuring system.
• I can make a line plot to display data sets of measurements in fractions.
• I can use fraction operations to solve problems involving information presented on a line plot.
• I can understand volume.
• I can measure volume by counting unit cubes.
• I can solve real world problems involving volume.
• I can find the volume of an object using the formulas V = l x w x h and V = b x h.
• I can measure volume by counting unit cubes.
• I can solve real world problems involving volume.

I Can Use Fractions to Help Me Understand Math

• I can add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators and mixed numbers.
• I can solve word problems that involve fractions.
• I can understand that fractions are really the division of a numerator by the denominator.
• I can solve word problems where I divide whole numbers to create an answer that is a mixed number.
• I can multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
• I can think of multiplication as the scaling of a number (similar to a scale on a map.)
• I can solve real world problems by multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.
• I can divide fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by fractions.