Mathematics Instruction
At The Lexington Academy we use the GO Math curriculum to support teaching and learning. Go Math is a focused elementary math curriculum designed to meet the goals of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The Standards for Mathematical Practice are integrated throughout the program. Students and teachers are supported as they advance from concrete to abstract content through the use of models and Math Talk. The flexibility, comprehensiveness, and rigor of GO Math provide personalized and adaptive 21st-century instruction to ensure success. Knowing that no one “program” can meet all the needs of all learners, we also use components of Georgia Math and our teaching is grounded in the math progressions identified by the University of Arizona. Teachers engage students in “mental math” through grappling with interesting mathematics problems. Our teachers use Number Talks regularly as introductions to the day’s mathematical practice, as “warm ups” for other lessons, or as stand-alone extended engagements with mathematical concepts.