The frameworks for the Cambridge Public Schools specify the use of real world experiences and physical materials to enhance the understanding of mathematical ideas. Kindergarten students explore the concepts of whole numbers, estimation, patterns, graphs, shapes, and measurement. Our goal is for students to understand the value of mathematics, to become problem solvers, to learn to communicate their mathematical strategies and to learn to reason mathematically.

The Math Curriculum is Investigations: in Number, Data, and Space. This curriculum is designed to engage students in making sense of mathematical ideas. Some of the major goals of the Investigations Curriculum include:

  • Support students to make sense of mathematics and learn that they can be mathematical thinkers
  • Focus on computational fluency with whole numbers as a major goal of the elementary grades
  • Provide substantive work in important areas of mathematics - rational numbers, geometry, measurement, data, and early algebra - and connections among them
  • Emphasize reasoning about mathematical ideas
  • Engage the range of learners in understanding mathematics