At BESD 53 we are very proud to offer two math programs that emphasize problem solving and higher level thinking.  Everyday Math (K-5) and Connected Math (6-8) have been developed with the financial support and research of the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as the math departments of the University of Chicago and Michigan State University.
   You can find helpful parent information as well as resources to help your child with Everyday Math (K-5) in the sections on the right side of this page. We have also added links below to parent information for each unit in Connected Math (Grades 6-8). These provide specific information about the learning targets for the units as well as specific examples from the unit so you can help your child to reach proficiency and beyond. 
 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
 Prime Time Shapes and Designs
Thinking with Mathematical Models 
 Le Hora de los Primas Figuras y DisenosPensar con Modelos Matematicos
 Comparing Bits and Pieces
Accentuate theNegative 
Looking for Pythagoras
Trozos y Piezas  Resaltar lo Negativo
En Busca de Pitagoras 
Let's Be Rational  Stretching and ShrinkingGrowing, Growing, Growing 

Covering and SurroundingSeamos Racionales 
 Estirar y Encoger
Crecer, Crecer, Crecer
 Comparing and Scaling Say it with Symbols
 Cubrir y Rodear Comparaciones y Escalas
 Decimal Ops Moving Straight Ahead It's in the System
 Operaciones con Numeros Decimales Seguir Adelante Esta en el Sistema
 Variables and Patterns What do you Expect?
 Butterflies, Pinwheels, and Wallpaper
 Variables y Patrones Que Esperas?Mariposas, Molinetes, de Viento y Papel Tapiz  
 Data about Us Filling and Wrapping Frogs, Fleas, and Painted Cubes
 Datos Sobre Nosotros Llenar y EnvolverRanas, Pulgas y Cubos Pintados 
  Populations and Populations 
 Muestras y Poblaciones  
Everyday Math Resources
EDM Home Resources
    Grade K
   Grade 1
   Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4