The content and skill guidelines for mathematics outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.  It is important, however, to recognize the differences between the standards and the Sequence.

The standards document what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.  They do not detail everything a student will need to learn in order achieve the standards. By contrast, theSequence provides grade-by-grade, coherently sequenced content and skill guidelines for the teaching and learning that must take place to meet the standards. The Sequence:

  • explicitly outlines important mathematical vocabulary, symbols, and tools assumed by the standards, but not defined as standards (see an example);
  • explicitly addresses content and skills that are merely implied in the standards; and
  • includes some topics not explicitly addressed in the standards, including:
    • ordinal position;
    • orientation in time (calendar);
    • roman numerals; and
    • temperature.

The above information was taken from the Core Knowledge website.  For more information, click here.

Higher Learning Academy uses enVisionMATH Program to meet Core Knowledge and Common Core State Standards. enVisionMATH, published by Pearson Education, Inc., is a core curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 6. The program seeks to help students develop an understanding of math concepts through problem-based instruction, small-group interaction, and visual learning with a focus on reasoning and modeling. Differentiated instruction and ongoing assessment are used to meet the needs of students at all ability levels.