Carlisle Public School 


Math methodologies have undergone significant changes.  Most of us remember sitting in a classroom with a teacher lecturing procedures for math concepts without providing foundational knowledge.  Today students are learning mathematical concepts on a deeper level before exposure to procedures.  They are expected to think critically, understand multiple perspectives, and apply concepts in real-life experiences. As a Math Specialist, these are the three questions that I get frequently:

  • What's expected of my child in this grade?
  • How can I help at home?
  • What are some web sites and apps available?

All of these questions, and more, will be found on this site.  This is a great resource for parents, students, and educators. If there is something that you would like more information on, please feel free to contact me. 


Lesley Yanka

Math Specialist


Helpful Articles

Math Progressions - Videos on how number sense progresses from grade level to grade level

Parent Guide - These guides to the Massachusetts learning standards help families understand what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of each grade.


Parent Roadmap: Supporting Your Child in Mathematics - Summary of grade-level content in mathematics. Also gives examples of methods students will be using throughout the year.


Math at Home: Helping Your Children Learn and Enjoy Mathematics - How to promote and encourage your child's math education. Math-At-Home PDF


My Child has a Problem in Math! What can I do at Home? - Use tools at home for math engagement. Also gives ideas about homework and some web sites for review.


8 Practical Ways to Conquer Your Child's Math Anxiety - Mathematical Anxiety


New Math: A Guide for Parents - Guide for Math


Web Sites

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)Provides current information on the  state-standardized  testing in Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science/Technology and Engineering.


Mathademics and Math Antics A YouTube set dedicated to tutorials on various math concepts.  


Tech Finder Through, search for apps and games that fit your child's needs.


Best Math Apps With these top math apps, kids will discover that being good at math can be fun and rewarding! 


Be a Learning Hero Be a Learning Hero helps answer your questions: about homework, what your child is expected to learn each year, ways you can support your child’s emotional health and happiness, planning for college, and more.