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This page provides descriptions of the math curriculum as well as links to district resources, teacher/parent resources and learning websites that provide quality activities for students. The information is presented below by grade levels.

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Pre-kindergarten Mathematics

Pre-kindergarten teachers use Everyday Mathematics curriculum in their classrooms which is organized into eight topics: counting, number concepts, operations, graphing, measurement, shapes, position and spatial relationships, and patterns and sorting.  Teachers also embed mathematics into their daily classroom centers.  Research shows that learning through play is essential for young children; therefore, students are exposed to math as they play in centers of choice.  Below are a few examples of ways teachers are including math in their centers.

  • Dramatic play area – students “count” plates as they set the table.  Students have notepads and pencils and practice writing numbers as they take orders from menus; students sort items based on attributes such as shape and color.
  • Office play area – students have post-its and pens for writing phone numbers. A calculator or adding machine is also available for entering numbers.
  • Sand Table – numbers and shapes are buried in the sand for discovery.
  • Blocks – Students build and count blocks.  Blocks can be sorted according to an attribute.
  • Library Book nook – books of all kinds are available for looking at pictures and reading.  Students can count pages of a book, sort books by size, or identify geometric shapes in illustrations.
  • Writing center – students can make stories using numbers and shapes.

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Learning Websites for students

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

In Union Public Schools, strong mathematicians are developed through the use of the Everyday Mathematics curriculum.  Everyday Mathematics is a research-based curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics program funded by a National Science Foundation grant.  The program encourages children to understand why math is important and how they reach their answers.  Students are taught various methods for problem-solving and are encouraged to engage in real-world math application scenarios. 

District Resources

Literature Lists theat support math concepts by grade:

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Learning Websites for Students - Grades Kindergarten-5th

6th-12th Mathematics

At Union, we strive to have appropriate classes for all levels of student mathematicians.  The curriculum for each course is aligned to meet the learning needs of students and address state and/or national standards.  A complete list of the math textbooks utilized at Union can be accessed below.  State legislation requires that students complete three units of math in grades 9-12 for high school graduation.
 
In addition to the curriculum, the appropriate and daily use of calculators is introduced beginning in Algebra I and throughout the remaining math courses offered.  In Algebra I and Geometry, students use scientific calculators and are able to access class sets of Texas Instruments TI-30IIxs or TI-30 Multiview.  Beginning in Algebra II and through AP Calculus, students begin to use graphing calculators.  These classes primarily use the TI-84+ or TI-Nspire from Texas Instruments.

Curriculum Maps

All maps are subject to change in order to reflect new expectations in the transition to CCSS.

District Resources

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Learning Websites for Students - Grades 6-12

District Announcement

Happy Holidays

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.

Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.

May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Wishing you Joy and Peace at the Holidays and throughout the New Year.  Union Public Schools will be closed for winter break December 23-January 3, 2020. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.  During the winter break, Union offices will be closed December 24-January 2, 2020.  May Joy and Peace be yours throughout the New Year.

Administrative Changes Announced

Scott Pennington named director of new Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning Department;   Clayton Hucke named interim 7th Grade Principal

Dear Union Parents and Guardians: 

I am excited to announce that Mr. Scott Pennington, principal at the Union 6th & 7th Grade Center, has been asked to lead a new department within Teaching and Learning entitled Hope – Guidance – Social and Emotional Learning. As you know, we are in the second year of our five-year district strategic plan. One of the elements of this plan is Union’s Learning Model that focuses on literacy, cognitive capacity, engagement, and social and emotional learning.

As we continuously evaluate our data, and hear from teachers and our site leaders, there continues to be a dominant narrative that more must be done to address the social and emotional development of our students. Collectively speaking, our teachers continue to do amazing work in providing dynamic learning experiences for our students. It is now time for us to articulate a tiered approach to addressing unwanted student behaviors and student trauma – at all grade levels – while also fostering greater hope and confidence in our students’ lives. The idea is that we will be more proactive in our efforts, providing counseling and guidance to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students. I firmly believe this will make a positive difference in our students’ lives and in the learning culture of our buildings.

Mr. Pennington’s work as a special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal make him uniquely qualified to lead in this new position. In addition to this change, I am also pleased to announce that Mr. Clay Hucke, assistant principal at Union High School, has been asked to serve as an interim principal at the Sixth & Seventh Grade Center. Mr. Hucke has done an outstanding job at the high school and he looks forward to serving the students, staff, and parents at this site.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Pennington and Mr. Hucke. These moves will become effective January 1, 2020.

Respectfully,

Kirt Hartzler, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Union Public Schools

Board of Education Considers Policy Changes

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions, which may be viewed here. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to [email protected].

The Board of Education on first reading Monday, November 11, considered various board policy revisions. The Board will consider final approval at its next meeting, Monday, December 9. The Board will consider comments from the public. Please send comments to board@unionps.org.

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