Elementary Mathematics

The Elementary Math Team recognizes that every student, Pre-K through grade 5 is able to solve challenging mathematical problems and tasks successfully. All students should have opportunities during and outside the school day to be engaged with meaningful mathematical experiences. As children learn mathematics they develop concepts, skills and practices they will use in science, technology, business and a wide range of career areas.

Within the Pre-K-5 mathematics program teachers and Elementary Math Specialists develop understanding within the following areas of study:

  • Counting and Cardinality
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Number and Operations in Base Ten
  • Number and Operations - Fractions
  • Measurement and Data
  • Geometry

Children learn to value, understand and use math to problem solve and communicate their mathematical thinking. The FCPS mathematics curriculum encourages students to develop deep conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and an ability to use this knowledge to think, solve problems and communicate their thinking and reasoning. As a result, children will grow a strong sense of student agency and a productive mathematical identity.

Learn more about our program by exploring the FCPS Elementary Math Curriculum and Math Home/School Support site.


Debra Myers
Curriculum Specialist

(301) 644-5057

Jenni Clausen
Teacher Specialist

(301) 644-5319

Robin Thompson
Administrative Secretary

(301) 644-5057
Fax (301) 644-4139