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Chittenango Elementary Mathematics
A complete mathematics program develops students' understanding and facility with mathematics. This type of learning requires the use of manipulatives, opportunities to explore problems for solutions, and direct instruction that helps children to see patterns and think abstractly.

The Chittenango elementary school mathematics curriculum focuses on developing:

  • Strong number sense - relating numbers to one another.
  • The ability to manipulate numbers to solve problems.
  • Problem solving skills, i.e., applying a variety of strategies to solve problems.
  • Computational fluency - using a variety of strategies for computation and choosing the optimal strategy for a given situation.

Bridgeport, Lake Street, and Bolivar Road elementary schools use the research- and standards-based mathematics program from Scott-Foresman Publishing: Investigations in Number, Data, and Space. This is a program designed to develop an understanding of mathematics by focusing on number sense, patterns, and mathematical connections. Our students learn a variety of computational strategies and skills, but more importantly, develop an understanding of mathematical concepts and relationships. To learn more about this program go to the Investigations web site.

For ParentsThe documents below were developed to help describe/explain some of the strategies children will be exploring for computation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) at each grade level.

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade - Addition & Subtraction
Third Grade - Multiplication & Division
Fourth Grade - Addition & Subtraction
Fourth Grade - Multiplication & Division
Fifth Grade - Addition & Subtraction
Fifth Grade - Multiplication & Division

The following sites provide helpful resources for parents:

View the newly adopted New York State learning standards in mathematics

At Home With Math provides ideas/activities that accompany our program.

For StudentsThe interactive links below support our math program as well as provide helpful mathematics resources for parents. Encourage your kids to explore with investigations in math!

Fun Brain has a number of games and activities to help children learn their facts.

AAA Math is a great resource for practice with computation and facts.

Cool Math has a variety of games focusing on problem solving.

Kids Domain is a family resource.

Primary Games provides the younger children with really neat math activities and games.

Cyberchase is an excellent resource for problem solving with specific concepts and is modeled after the PBS cartoon Cyberchase (an excellent math cartoon for kids!).

Kidshub has challenging quizzes on a variety of topics.

Multiplication to help your child memorize his/her multiplication facts!

Nancy Starke, K-5 Chairperson
Bridgeport Elementary

The Chittenango Middle School Mathematics Curriculum is designed to help students develop understanding, reasoning, and ways of thinking about numbers, geometry, measurement, algebra, probability, and statistics. Middle school students have a perspective all their own. We try to tap into their world with experiences and information that will grab their attention.


Through the use of a variety of teaching strategies we adapt to each studentÂ’s unique learning need while also improving their performance. We are currently using two textbooks in the middle school, Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Middle School Math and the Connected Mathematics Series.

Melissa Schiedelman, 6-8 Chairperson
Chittenango Middle School

The Chittenango High School Mathematics program provides courses that will enable students to understand and use basic mathematical ideas including number sense and numerical concepts, operations on numbers, measurement, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, probability and statistics and calculus. Students need to develop the ability to communicate and reason mathematically, apply problem-solving skills to real world problems and to have the knowledge, skills and understanding to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.


All courses are instructed using the New York State Mathematics Standards and the key areas of mathematical reasoning, number and numeration, operations, modeling/multiple representation, measurement, uncertainty and patterns/functions.


For more information go to

Jennifer Geehrer 9-12 Chairperson
Chittenango High School
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