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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Merrimac District Curriculum

A large part of the Common Core Standards in Math for elementary students is working with numbers and operations in base ten. It is important for students to be able to round numbers so that they can make rough calculations when calculators aren't handy. Third graders are expected to understand these place values in numbers: ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands. This is important because students will have to round numbers to these different place values, most commonly, to the nearest ten or hundred.

Telling time is an essential skill and one that third graders should master. They are expected to tell the time from an analog clock to the nearest minute. With this, they should distinguish between the hour (shorter) and minute (longer) hands. Students are also expected to have an understanding of elapsed time. For example, if they are given a time, they may be asked to determine what time it will be eleven minutes from then. In the beginning, they can use the lines on the analog clock to determine this more easily.

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Merrimac District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The Pentucket Regional School District uses the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for all subject-area learning from elementary to high school. The standards call upon students to develop their critical thinking skills and work towards independence in learning. The high school has initiated a number of small academy-style schools that allow students to specialize in areas such as STEM, Business, Music, Arts, International Learning, Engineering and Design, and Movement Science & Athletics. As a result, the schools in the district have been recognized locally and at the state and national levels for their excellent educational programming.

We currently cover the following Merrimac-area school district: Pentucket Regional School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent Merrimac Educational News

  • International Baccalaureate Academy - The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is an academically rigorous and balanced program designed to prepare students for success in college and their careers, to high school students The program, which addresses all aspects of the student, has gained worldwide recognition from top universities. Students participating in the program are required to take final exams.
  • Movement Science & Athletics Academy - One of the innovative, small school options for students is the Movement Science & Athletics Academy. This academy focuses on health through human movement and is ideally suited for any student who would like to explore a career in athletics, health and wellness fields.
  • Design & Engineering Academy - For students interested in college work and a career in engineering or design, the Design & Engineering Academy is perfectly suited so that they may specialize their high school learning experience. The academy provides project based learning and challenges students to work collaboratively on real world problems.

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Chalk Talk: Learning About Fractions

Elementary students inevitably will learn the daunting topic of fractions. Although many teachers dread this topic, it is important that students are able to evenly divide food and other items in their everyday lives. Third graders usually start with basic fractions in halves, thirds, and quarters. They may be asked to identify the fraction of a shape, such as a square, rectangle, or circle, that is shaded or unshaded. They will also have to solve basic word problems involving fractions. The following is an example: "Anna cut her birthday cake into 8 equal slices. Her friends ate 5 slices of the cake. What fraction of the cake is left?" To solve this problem, students would subtract the part eaten (5) from the whole (8); therefore, 3/8 of the cake would be leftover.


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