Schools and Libraries
October 17, 2013
Long Beach Middle School parents recently attended a special workshop to acquaint them with the Big Ideas math program used in grades 6-8. The program, which centers on conceptual and interactive learning, provides strategies for differentiated instruction to address the specific needs of all students. Director of Mathematics Cheriese Pemberton introduced parents to the online component that affords students the opportunity to have fun while learning mathematics at home. Parents toured the site, learning firsthand how they can access exercises to help their children complete tutorials, gain math-fact fluency and master essential skills. Ms. Pemberton also reviewed the new Common Core math curriculum and explained to parents how the specific curriculum for each grade is aligned with Common Core standards to ensure that students are well-prepared for their end-of-year assessments. A copy of the presentation is available on the middle school web page at www.lbeach.org.