**Fairfield Elementary Math Curriculum is very similar to TERC INVESTIGATIONS… Do you know what TEXTBOOK your Child is USING?**

**Math with Madeline**: MUST-SEE VIEWING! Fifth grader Madeline shows us vivid examples of the differences between the fuzzy math program that she used in her old school (*TERC Investigations*) and the mastery math programs (*Saxon Math* and *Singapore Math*) she now uses.

After viewing this, ask yourself, which do you want for your own children?

Go get your child’s math textbook, and get the exact publisher title. If your child’s math program doesn’t use textbooks (first clue!) go get some of the worksheets or other materials your child has dragged home: publisher’s copyright identifiers are often in tiny type along the edges.

Go ahead, go get it!

Okay, do you have that information now?

Now that you know what your child is being given, check it out in this section.

Here are articles that are written by local Illinois Loop participants, or that concern fuzzy math

- To read more on this issue click this link http://www.illinoisloop.org/mathprograms.html
- The symbol denotes a link to the publisher’s website.

Purely procedural. Monkey see monkey do. I would like to know that my child can actually explain what 0.06 really means in terms of money. Not impressed with Madeline. Did you know that almost every student in Singapore receives tutoring after school in addition to regular school work? practice makes perfect. Student success is a collaborative effort between student, teacher, and parent.