The Lincoln Public Schools elementary mathematics program is matched to the Nebraska State Math Standards. Grade level content has been designed to ensure students have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills outlined in the 2015 Nebraska College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics.
Independent Practice is an opportunity for students to independently practice the concepts they are learning in math class.
In Kindergarten, students will begin to have math independent practice on a regular basis, but not necessarily every night.
Students in 1st – 5th grade will have math independent practice to do almost every night.
Decide on a consistent place and time for students to work on their independent practice – help build a habit.
Provide encouragement, but don’t take over. It is important that teachers see the student’s thinking (even mistakes) on the assigned page(s). Seeing where students have confusion helps the teacher make decisions about instruction.
K-2: 15-20 minutes
3-5: 20-30 minutes
If a student hasn’t finished their math independent practice even after working diligently for more than 20-30 minutes, have them stop. Write a quick note to let the teacher know that they were unable to finish in the allotted time, and have the student turn in what they were able to get through.
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