Elementary Mathematics Overview
The mission of the Plano Independent School District mathematics program is to promote the learning of mathematics by all students through a curriculum that is coherent and comprehensive. The instructional program will enable all students to understand and use mathematics in an increasingly technological world.
The mathematics curriculum in Plano ISD is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards set by the Texas Education Agency. The link below provides more information on the standards appropriate for your student.
The following are resources that may be used to enhance the learning experience for all students:
- enVisionMath 2.0
- Dream Box
- LoneSTAAR 2.0 Rigorous Problem Solving (Grades 1-5)
- Engaging Mathematics 2.0 (Grades 2-5)
- Supporting STAAR Achievement (Grades 3-5)
Curricular and Instructional Framework
The curriculum of Plano ISD is developed using the Understanding by Design® (UbD™) Model, a research-based curriculum framework created by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins. This framework offers a planning process and structure to guide curriculum, assessment and instruction. Its two key ideas are contained in the title:
- Focus on teaching and assessing for understanding and learning transfer
- Designing curriculum “backward” from those ends