Welcome, to Mrs. Pierce's 6th grade math web page. The Common Core has increased the rigor and raised expectations for all students. Our students are being asked to do more reading, writing, and math at an earlier age.
At Fillmore, we are taking a common sense approach to implementing the Common Core Curriculum and NYS instructional modules. Teachers are changing and adapting lessons to meet the needs of our students. We are continuing instructional practices that we know work for our students as well as adopting new strategies. We are starting an instructional video library on our school web page for teachers and parents to use.
The way we taught students in the past simply does not prepare them for the higher demands of college and careers today and in the future with the ever changing fast pace of technology. Fillmore is working to improve teaching and learning to ensure that all children will graduate high school with the skills they need to be successful.
In mathematics, this means three major changes. Teachers will concentrate on teaching a more focused set of major math concepts and skills. This will allow students time to master important ideas and skills in a more organized way throughout the year and from one grade to the next.