Mathematics support services
Mathematics support services are available to all local districts in Char-Em ISD. The goal is to ensure leadership and instruction that results in the development of students’ mathematical competencies and applications. Districts may choose from a range of pre-K through 12th grade services which all support the Michigan State Standards for mathematics.
The state standards expect that all students who are college and career ready in mathematics exhibit not only content knowledge, but also specific mathematical practices:
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically
- Attend to precision
- Look for and make use of structure
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
Students who achieve these standards will have the mathematical knowledge and skills necessary to become mathematically literate citizens who find success in college, career, and lifelong learning.
Services are available through area-wide professional learning and extended support as needed at a building or district level. All mathematics support has a foundation in current research. These services align with research in the areas of developmentally appropriate practices, the use of assessment to inform instruction, and a balanced approach to mathematics instructional strategies.
Foundations of Math
- Early Math
- Math Standards
- Michigan K-12 Mathematics Standards
- MME and High School Assessments
Lesson, Task, and Assessment Resources
- Illustrative Mathematics
- Inside Mathematics
- K-5 Math Teaching Resources
- Mathematics Assessment Project
- PBS Learning Media
- YouCubed at Stanford University
Livebinders and Similar
Math Resources (Elementary, Middle, and High School)
- Arcademic Skill Builders
- Khan Academy
- US Mint
Middle/High School Math
High School Math
For help with Algebra
Summer Math Resources
- Adventures with Mathematics
Under Shop tab to the far right and Publications
- Bedtime Math
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Interactive tools for students that need visuals to aid in solving problems
Webmath is a math-help website that generates answers to specific math questions and problems.
Learning about Money
- 15 Fun Money Activities for Kids: There are lots of different ways to learn about how to use money, from starting a savings jar to helping to buy the ingredients to cook a meal.
- Three Real Money Activities for Learning: These hands-on activities are great for helping younger kids to learn the different values of coins.
- Financial Football: This game combines football with personal finance to make learning fun.
- Hit the Road: A Financial Adventure: Does a road trip sound exciting? Drive around the country and see the sights without going broke in this game.
- Money Magic: Help Enzo the magician save money on the road to his big show in Las Vegas.
- Plan Your Dream Prom: Prom is fun, but it’s also expensive! Practice figuring out how to pay for your dream prom in this game.
- STAX: Ready to build wealth through investing? STAX lets players build their virtual fortunes.
- The Uber Game: Working in the gig economy is the reality for a lot of people, and this game can teach you about the financial challenges that come with gig work.
- Secret Millionaires Club: Billionaire Warren Buffett produced this online animated series about money management.
- Balance Your Checking Account: Practice filling out a checkbook and keeping your bank account balanced with this activity.
- Payback: Going to college is really expensive, and you’ll need to be able to pay your way through school while still having a good experience on campus. Use this tool to practice managing your money through college.
- Spent: Budgeting and living within income is hard even for many grown-ups. Try this virtual experience to see if you can make it through a month starting with only $1,000 to your name.
- Claim Your Future: How much money you make has a big impact on your entire life. Take a look at whether the life you want to have will fit into the income you might make here.
- Misadventures in Money Management: This online graphic novel can help you learn about what not to do when managing your money.
Printable and Downloadable Resources
- The Complete Money Workbook: A group of New York CPAs published this workbook that teaches good money habits.
- The Piggy Bank Deposit Slip: Practice making out deposit slips before you head to the bank for the first time.
- Making Change: Print out these worksheets to practice making change.
- Bank Comparision Chart: Use this chart to help you compare the fees and benefits of different banks.
- Balancing a Checkbook: This lesson plan includes a step-by-step guide and printable activity on how to balance a checkbook.
- Kids’ Budget Planner: Work through the nuts and bolts of writing out budgets with this printout.
- 15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money: Well-known personal finance writer Dave Ramsey published this article with ideas about helping kids develop good money habits.
- How to Teach Your Kids Good Money Habits: Learning to save and learning how and when to spend are important lessons for all kids to learn.
- How to Teach Your Kids About Finance: Debt, savings, and digital payments are some of the personal finance topics covered in this article.
- Seven Financial Education Tips Kids Won’t Learn in School: Budgeting, credit, and investing are some of the topics covered here.
- 15 Things a Personal Finance Expert Suggests Parents Do to Help Their Kids Be Good With Money: Author Beth Kobliner provides information on how to be successful with money.
- Want to Teach Your Kids About Money? Start by Including Them in the Conversation: This NPR article looks at why your parents should talk to you about money.
- Create a Money Graph: The U.S. Currency Education Program released this lesson plan that can help you learn about the different denominations of money and how to read a bar graph.
- Starting Your Own Business: Lots of kids are interested in starting their own businesses, ranging from lemonade stands to slime-making popups, and this lesson plan can help you understand the economics behind being a business owner.
- Financial Literacy for Kids: Topics covered here include what money is, how to shop wisely, and what to do with your allowance.
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