Math Department

Curricula

Colonial School District uses the Mathematics in Context Curriculum, published by Encyclopedia Brittanica for students in grades 6 to 8.  Mathematics in Context (MiC) is a comprehensive mathematics curriculum reaching students of all levels in grades 6, 7, and 8. It motivates the most reluctant leaner with its realistic contexts and multiple strategies while it challenges the accelerated learner to discover, explore, and understand rich math concepts. The pedagogy and mathematical content are consistent with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics as well as the NCTM Focal Points.

To learn more about this program and to access resources associated with the program, please go to http://mathincontext.eb.com/

username: colonialstudent
password: micdeco

Students in grade 8 who are enrolled in Integrated Mathematics I use Core-Plus Mathematics, published by McGraw-Hill.  This class is a high school level class that introduces students to Algebra.

Home Access to Dreambox, an Adaptive Learning Math Program for All Students

Gunning Bedford Middle School uses DreamBox Learning’s Math Program, an online, Intelligent Adaptive Learning(tm) program that helps all students achieve better, faster math proficiency.

Your student can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using this link: https://play.dreambox.com/login/n9en/gunningbms

DreamBox is an online program – there’s no software to download! All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is free and is included with many Internet browsers.

To access DreamBox on iPad, go to http://www.dreambox.com/ipad, or search for “DreamBox Math” in the App Store. When prompted in the app, use this School Code: n9en/gunningbms

Review your student’s academic progress with a DreamBox Parent Account.  Please follow these steps to create your free Parent Account:

  1. Go to https://play.dreambox.com/login/n9en/gunningbms
  2. Have your student login to their profile just as they would at school.
  3. Click Setup Parent Access at the bottom of the page.
  4. Follow instructions to create a new login and password.
  5. Read Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  6. Click “Submit”.

Log into your home account after set up:

  1. Go to http://play.dreambox.com
  2. Enter your email address and password.
  3. To see student progress, click the “Parent Dashboard” button.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. McClurg, the Math Instructional Coach, at edith.mcclurg@colonial.k12.de.us.

 

Useful Websites

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Interactive Lessons

Math Games and Lessons

www.coolmath.com

www.coolmath4kids.com

www.aplusmath.com

www.mathplayground.com

www.funbrain.com