Math Academic Coach Message

Angela Smith

Hi! I am Angela Smith, CCPS Math Instructional Coach.

Our math curriculum uses Georgia Standards of Excellence in Math and focuses on the development of mathematical understanding.  Students are learning math concepts through engaging tasks by using manipulatives and a variety of representations.  All students think differently, so we teach multiple strategies when solving problems.  Students are encouraged to find the best strategy for them and explain their thinking when problem solving. 

Each day students participate in Number Talks, whole group tasks, and small group activities.  Math at CCPS may look very different to parents, grandparents, & even older siblings.  Students use hands on manipulatives such as base ten blocks, ten frames, picture models, unifix cubes while learning and practicing new concepts.  At CCPS, we want students to enjoy math as we help them build a strong mathematical foundation.