DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O.

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 256

October 10, 2008

__INFORMATIONAL
__

TO: |
Division
Superintendents |

FROM: |
Patricia I.
Wright Superintendent
of Public Instruction |

SUBJECT: |
Number and
Number Sense Mathematics Module |

The Virginia
Department of Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions
with the *Number and Number Sense Mathematics Module*. This module
supports the 2001 Mathematics Standards of Learning and provides instructional
activities correlated to the number sense strand of grades kindergarten through
five Mathematics Standards of Learning.

The purpose
of the *Module* is to enhance elementary school teachers' content
knowledge, and use of appropriate instructional strategies for teaching number
and number sense concepts.

The *Number
and Number Sense Mathematics Module *is available at the following Virginia
Department of Education website address: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Elem_M/number_sense.html.

If you have
questions about the *Number and Number
Sense Mathematics Module, *please contact

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