**Background**

***** Developed by the University of Chicago Mathematics Project

***** Based on research about how children learn and develop mathematical power

***** Provides the broad mathematical background needed in the 21st century

**In ***Everyday Math* you can expect to see...

An instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly;

A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations;

Frequent practice of basic skills, often through games;

Lessons based on activities and discussion, not a textbook;

And mathematical content that goes beyond basic arithmetic.

An *Everyday Math* project from the 2010-11 school year shows Gr. 2 students working on a project entitled "Dates on Pennies". Just a few of the math skills this project incorporates are: reading, writing and ordering 4-digit numbers; comparing lengths of time such as years, decades, centuries; collecting and organizing data based on years coins were minted; creating a tally chart using organized data that students have collected; using data to create and then interpret a bar graph.