Mathematics Curriculum

Elementary Mathematics Information for Families

 

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.

Click here to visit the Nebraska Department of Education site to read more about Nebraska's Standards.

Why do students have math homework?

Homework is an opportunity for students to do independent practice of the concepts they are learning in math class.

How often will students have math homework?

In Kindergarten, students will begin to have math homework on a regular basis, but not necessarily every night.
Students in 1st – 5th grade will have math homework to do almost every night.

How can families/guardians help with homework?

Decide on a consistent place and time for students to work on their homework – 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 homework page. Seeing where students have confusion helps the teacher make decisions about instruction.

How much time should students spend on math homework each night?

K-2: 15-20 minutes
3-5: 20-30 minutes

What if it is taking a lot longer than that?

If a student hasn’t finished their math homework 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.


Choose a grade level to see current family letters, vocabulary, and other resources for students and their helpers at home.

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade