Our math teachers are utilizing more technology in their classrooms in a variety of ways to meet 21st century technology goals. They are utilizing different methods of teaching and learning including using technology-driven instruction.
The envision Mathematics 2020/21 common core program and enVision Algebra Online Textbooks:
- enVision Mathematics 2020/21 Common Core is extremely well aligned to Common Core and NJSLA mathematics learning standards and effectively addresses all eight of the Mathematical Practices;
- The program received very high marks from EdReports (an independent, research-based textbook reviewer) on its Focus and Coherence, Rigor, and Usability;
- enVision Mathematics Common Core is the only math program that combines problem-based learning and visual learning to deepen students’ conceptual understanding; and
- enVision Mathematics Common Core offers a comprehensive teacher and student friendly virtual platform.
Online Assessments are being used to assist students with their learning. Students are able to access their textbooks online and use the interactive features and assessments that are offered throughout the website.
Along with the textbook tools, many of the math teachers at Walter O. Krumbeigel Middle School have been utilizing a variety of different online tools including:
- Teacher Toolbox - an interactive application that lets a teacher target specific skills, can be used for small group or whole class learning;
- Canvas Classroom - a web-based platform that allows students to answer questions online and to submit their work from any computer;
- MobyMax and IXL (used in math lab) and math XL (used in regular math classes) – these programs test students math skills and identifies strengths and weaknesses.
The middle school math department has been analyzing NJLSM data released from the previous year, and uses this data to target areas of concern in student learning. The data is also used by teachers to assess the effectiveness of their delivery system in order to improve staff performance as well as student learning. NJSLM-like questions have been incorporated into assessments and lesson plans. Nearpod is an online tool used to create and customize interactive presentations that include these NJSLM-like questions.
The following textbooks are currently being used:
- K to 8 enVision Mathematics 2020/21 common core program
- Algebra 1 – enVision Algebra 1 Textbook
More resources are available in the links to the curriculum.
Students can always find resources on this page as well as their classroom teachers’ pages. Students are issued usernames and passwords to utilize any available programs.
Mathematics is an excellent forum for students to develop the thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to be a life-long learner. The math curriculum was designed to foster students' natural curiosity by encouraging all students, regardless of gender, economic status, or cultural heritage, to develop the ability, confidence, and motivation to succeed academically. The enVision Mathematics program is utilized in grades K-6 and is aligned with the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. The program is committed to providing integrated learning experiences that will engage children and empower them to feel a sense of control over their own lives. Once enabled to problem solve, communicate, and access information, these students will be prepared to be contributing members of society. The ultimate goal of mathematics curriculum reform is to achieve mathematical literacy for all students.
If you have questions or comments, please reach out to the 6-12 mathematics supervisor, Mrs. Fayed at 908-352-7664 ext. 4456 (Nfayed@hillsidek12.org).
Mathematics Supervisor: Mrs. Nagwa Fayed
Mrs. Nagwa Fayed joined Hillside Public Schools in 2002 as an 8th grade mathematics teacher. In July 2005 she was promoted to mathematics supervisor. Prior to working at Hillside, Mrs. Fayed taught mathematics for ten years at Al Ghazaly School, a private school in Jersey City, NJ. Mrs. Fayed attended Baruch College for her undergraduate studies, earning a degree in finance. She also attended NJCU where she received a master’s degree in mathematics education, as well as over 50 additional credits in educational leadership and mathematics education (K-12). Mrs. Fayed is certified in mathematics K-12 supervision.
Mrs. Fayed is kept busy staying up to date with best practices in mathematics education