Region 15 uses the Trailblazer’s Math Program as the basis for math instruction for all elementary students, this program meets new State Standards and is consistent with the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Math. Students learn concepts and skills with the use of many manipulatives and real life problems. Children are taught to “think mathematically” as they encounter new material and to look for multiple ways of solving math questions. The program is spiral in nature with many concepts and skills introduced and taught in several grade levels, each time at a more complex level.
Region 15 has developed a detailed math assessment program which closely matches the math strands of the State of Connecticut program as measured on the Connecticut Mastery Tests. Data is inputted into a database and student progress is carefully monitored from assessment to assessment.