
Teachers, don't forget to log into First in Math each day
and complete the "Card of the Day" contest. To play, turn
the four numbers on the card into the target number 24. You must
use all four numbers, but use each number only once. You can
add, subtract, mulitply and divide. At the end of each
month, 3 WINNERS chosen at random from all eligible contestants
will receive ONE 24® Game Tournament Kit ($95.00 value) PLUS 6
FIM Player of the Day VIP Badges. 

All materials in the teacher's kits, as well as student
editions, are available online. Take a moment to set up
your class in ThinkCentral. Once set up, students will be
able to take Chapter tests and play games/activities geared
towards their specific weaknesses. 

In Mathematics, the Common Core State
Standards lay a solid foundation in: whole numbers, addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.
Taken together, these elements support a student’s ability to
learn and apply more demanding math concepts and procedures. The
middle school and high school standards call on students to
practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real world
issues and challenges; they prepare students to think and reason
mathematically. 

The Partnership for Assessment of
Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of
states working together to develop a common set of K12
assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be
ready for college and careers. These K12 assessments will build
a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high
school, mark students’ progress toward this goal from 3rd grade
up, and provide teachers with timely information to inform
instruction and provide student support. 