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School District 89 implements a rigorous Mathematics curriculum in grades K-8. Our vision is to ensure that students learn mathematics at high levels, can make sense of mathematics through real world problems, apply mathematical ideas, engage in complex mathematical tasks, approach the same problem from different perspectives or representing the mathematics in different ways, and have access to high-quality engaging mathematics instruction.

Instructional Practices

K-5 Educators in District 89 utilize the Guided Math model for math instruction. Guided math instruction is a method of teaching in which teachers assess their students formally or informally, and then group them according to their proficiencies at a given skill. It is a framework in which the responsibility of the learning is shifted from the teacher to the student. This approach is comprised of the following components:

  • Warm Up/Calendar Activity
  • Whole Group Instruction
  • Small Group Instruction/Math Work Stations
  • Reflection/Summary of the Lesson

6-8 Educators in District 89 implements a problem-centered curriculum that promotes an inquiry based teaching-learning environment. The curriculum helps students grow in their ability to reason effectively. This approach is comprised of the following components:

  • Launch
  • Explore
  • Summarize


Students have access to the following online resources through the Clever Portal.

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Connected Math (CMP3)
  • MATHia
  • Imagine Math
  • Compass Learning
Students use the Clever Portal to access all the learning applications they use at school.