5th grade students learning about fractions create a pizza with their group.
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At Hoover, teachers backwards map using Common Core standards in math, in order to support students to master the work of the grade level. We use Eureka Squared math curriculum, which focuses on strong concept development to prepare students for real world math challenges. Teachers also incorporate strategies for English Learners to acquire academic vocabulary related to math, in order to express their thinking.
(Below: Kindergartners use hands-on materials to construct solid shapes and describe their attributes)