This page is here to help you understand the main resources your child uses for learning. The focus of this page is Math.
Digital Resources for K–2 Math
All the technologies your child uses for learning can be overwhelming! This is especially true when your child is young. This section is here to support you. You can find an overview of key technology platforms for K–2 Math. You'll learn about their purpose and how to use them.
Clever is an online tool that connects digital learning in a single place. When you and your child log in to Clever, you can access all their digital learning accounts there. In other words, no need to log in separately to different accounts! You can find a video introduction to Clever on Winnisquam's YouTube Channel.
Zearn is an online learning platform where your child can practice math facts and solve math problems. Your child's teacher will assign activities in Zearn to reinforce math lessons. You and your child can access Zearn through Clever. You can find a YouTube video introduction to Zearn here.
Happy Numbers is an online learning platform that supports your child in developing number sense. You can learn more about number sense in the Big Ideas section. Your child's teacher will assign activities in Happy Numbers based on their learning needs. You and your child can access Happy Numbers through Clever.
Reflex is an online learning platform that students use starting in 1st grade. Students grow their math fluency through this platform. You can learn more about math fluency in the Big Ideas section. You and your child can access Reflex through Clever. Click here for a video introduction to Reflex on YouTube.
Non-Digital Math Resources
Your child's teacher will send home objects to support their learning in math. Your child can hold and move these objects in order to solve math problems. These include charts, flashcards, and manipulatives.
Your child will work with charts to help them with a math idea called place value. Younger students will work with tens charts. Eventually they'll build up to hundreds charts. This Youtube video shows how your child can work with a place value chart to add and subtract. 1st and 2nd grade students will also use number bonds to add and subtract. This Youtube video shows how the number bonds strategy works.
Your child will use flashcards to practice with numbers. In Kinder, students use flashcards to recognize numbers in their number form or array form. Arrays are collections of dots that look like what you see on dice. In 1st and 2nd grade, students use flashcards to add and subtract. Simply set a timer and challenge your child to correctly answer as many flashcards they can in 2 minutes. Then see if they can beat their score the next day!
Manipulatives are objects that students can move (or manipulate) to solve math problems. In the early grades, your child will use Unifix cubes. This Youtube video shows how the cubes can be used in math. Starting around 2nd, grade, your child will use base ten blocks to add and subtract. This Youtube video shows how base ten blocks can be use to represent 124. It will give you a sense of how your child will use manipulatives.