The new program we are using, referred to in 2 ways - EngageNY, and Eureka Math, is one that s based on place value, number sense and numeracy. It gives the children a strong understanding of numbers and how to manipulate them in arithmetic, as well as in the more complex problem solving. The students are being asked to take what they learn and apply it into different situations. The goal is to have students who can use math in the world, and not just in a math class or in isolation.
Please be patient with the new program, and the teachers, as it is new and we are all learning it! The students will be all the better for it, and will have a deeper understanding of the math as the year goes on.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
Mulready and Farley Elementary Schools