Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake


Key Features of Math Instruction

Standards for Mathematical Practice

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Please visit the Common Core website for more detailed explanation of each standard.

CA Common Core Math Content Standards

First Best Instruction in SVUSD

  • Math Fact Fluency
  • Modeling Thinking
  • Claims, Evidence, Reasoning (C.E.R.)
math symbols

SVUSD Adopted Materials

K-2 Math Expressions

3-6 Go Math!

GATE Office Contacts

Lisa Paisley, Coordinator
(949) 580-3332

Marie Ferguson, Secretary
(949) 580-3348