The Highlands School District uses the Everyday Math curriculum in the elementary schools. It emphasizes the application to real world situations. Each lesson includes time for whole-group instruction as well as small group, partner, or individual activities. The program provides numerous methods for basic skills practice and review. These include mental math routines, practice with fact triangles, daily math boxes, homework, and math games.
The daily Home Links provide opportunities for family members to be involved. There is a Family Letter sent home for each unit or chapter to keep the parents informed about the concepts and vocabulary being taught in the unit. It also contains the answers for the Home Links. Please remember that in Everyday Math some skills may be introduced but they are not expected to be proficient in them at this grade level. Only the secure skills are tested.