COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

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 Dr. Deborah Wickham, elementary mathematics specialist, via e-mail at Deborah.Wickham@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-7986.

 

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