EMMA C. SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Sunshine Math (PTA)

PTA Sponsored Activity

Emma C. Smith School is ready to begin our Sunshine Math Program.  Links to homework sheets are available below.

What is Sunshine Math?

Sunshine Math is a program designed to enhance your child’s journey through mathematics.  It will help students develop problem-solving skills, and critical and creative thinking.

Is my child expected to complete every problem?

It is NOT expected students will know the answer to every problem on every worksheet.  The process of interpreting, understanding, and trying different strategies is valuable in the attainment of mathematical power. 

Can I help my child with the answers?

As a parent your role in sunshine Math will be to encourage and facilitate problem solving.  Feel free to offer guidance toward certain strategies, read the problems to your child, but please try and not give the answer.  The thought is for this program to be effective, the thinking must be done by the student.  However some Smith Teachers have suggested doing these problems together as a family.  You will know what works best for your child and family to enjoy this wonderful program.
  
How the program works:

  1. Parents who would like their children to participate can click on the links in the schedule below to print out the homework sheet for each week. 
  2. Parents will correct the homework when it is complete. Answer key links are available at the bottom of this page.
  3. A live Google spreadsheet is on the website for you to keep track of your child(ren)’s progress. There is a page set up for each class with individual tabs located at the bottom of the spreadsheet.  You can enter your child’s name in the spreadsheet and put an “x” for each week completed.
  4. Sunshine Math volunteers will look at the Google spreadsheet at the end of the program in late May. They will distribute completion certificates with a special prize to your child’s teacher to be handed out in class.  We encourage you to come up with rewards at home after the completion of a set of 5 pages.  A special pencil, a cool eraser, unique stickers, creative pens, time together reading or cooking, taking a walk together, getting an ice cream… We hope you enjoy this wonderful program.

For those parents with no access to computers:  Please see your teacher to coordinate receiving the Sunshine Math sheets and let them know if your child completes all 25 worksheets at the end of the program in mid-May.

 

Sunshine Math Homework Schedule

  Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Oct 26 - Nov 1 (I) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Nov 2 - Nov 8 (II) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Nov 9 - Nov 15 (III) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Nov 16 - Nov 22 (IV) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Nov 30 - Dec 6 (V) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Dec 7 - Dec 13 (VI) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Dec 14 - Dec 20 (VII) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Jan 4 - Jan 10 (VIII) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Jan 11 - Jan 17 (IX) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Jan 18 - Jan 24 (X) Download Download Download Download Download Download
Jan 25 - Jan 31 (XI)   Download Download Download Download Download
Feb 1 - Feb 7 (XII)   Download Download Download Download Download
Feb 8 - Feb 14 (XIII)   Download Download Download Download Download
Feb 15 - Feb 21 (XIV)   Download Download Download Download Download
Feb 22 - Feb 28 (XV)   Download Download Download Download Download
Mar 1 - Mar 7 (XVI)   Download Download Download Download Download
Mar 8 - Mar 14 (XVII)   Download Download Download Download Download
Mar 15 - Mar 21 (XVIII)   Download Download Download Download Download
Mar 22 - Mar 28 (XIX)   Download Download Download Download Download
Apr 5 - Apr 11 (XX)   Download Download Download Download Download
Apr 12 - Apr 18 (XXI)   Download Download Download Download Download
Apr 19 - Apr 25 (XXII)   Download Download Download Download Download
Apr 26 - May 2 (XXIII)   Download Download Download Download Download
May 3 - May 9 (XXIV)   Download Download Download Download Download
May 10 - May 16 (XXV)   Download Download Download Download Download

 

Answer Keys