Everyday Mathematics

The Carlisle Area School District's mathematics program uses Everyday Mathematics for students in grades K through 5. This research-based curriculum, developed as part of the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, reflects the new national standards for mathematics and includes these features:

• A curriculum that explores mathematical content beyond basic arithmetic.

• A problem-solving approach based on everyday and real-life situations.

• Frequent and varied practice of basic skills.

• An instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly.

• An emphasis on mathematical reasoning and communication.

• A commitment to home and school communication.

In the past few decades, there has been a tremendous increase in the importance of mathematics in the workplace and in daily life. In order to succeed in this information and technologically-oriented environment, students need to learn a range of sophisticated mathematical knowledge that extends far beyond basic calculation skills. Everyday Mathematics is a program that will prepare our students for the future and enable them to achieve at high levels.

We are excited about the adoption of Everyday Mathematics and feel confident that this program will make the study of mathematics an engaging, enriching and successful experience for all children. Your building principal and teachers will share more about this exciting program at back-to-school nights and other events scheduled throughout the year.


Karen M. Quinn, Ed.D.

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Carlisle Area School District

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