The DVS Sunshine Math Program is a voluntary math enrichment opportunity which involves the use of critical thinking and problem-solving skills to find solutions to math problems.
As a parent, your role in the program will be to encourage and facilitate problem solving. You may do this by reading the question to your child, providing manipulatives or counters, or listening as your child shares strategies, but please do not give the answers. In order for this program to be effective, the thinking must be done by the students.
It is expected that a student will not be able to complete every problem every week. Each problem on the worksheet is ranked according to its level of difficulty. The more stars there are besides a problem, the higher the level of difficulty.
There are a total of four sessions for kindergarten and six sessions for grades 1-5, all beginning in October.
Thank you for encouraging your child to participate in this math enrichment activity. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Derry Village School PACE Teacher