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Excel Math Tools for TeachersNew Projectable Lessons and Teacher Edition PagesClick on the links below to download revised Excel Math Lesson Pages (PDF files)

Common Core Standards (CCS)  
Top 10 Reasons to Use Excel Math  
Excel Math Scientifically Based Research  
State Standards  
The Teacher Edition includes Answers Keys, Lesson Plans to help guide your student to understand each concept, readaloud problems, reproducible manipulatives, stretch excercises, and lots more!
Order a Projectable Lessons CD by grade level for classroom use (optional). The PDF files on this CD can be used with any computer or document reader to project lessons onto a whiteboard, screen, or interactive learning tool.
The book covers are color coded by grade level:
Kindergarten – Grey
1st Grade – Pink
2nd Grade – Blue
3rd Grade – Green
4th Grade – Tan
5th Grade – Yellow
6th Grade – Orange
Look for the 4digit page number at the bottom center of each Student Lesson Sheet. The first digit is the grade level. The next three digits make up the page number. This lesson sheet is from Third Grade page 185:
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Use our Placement Tests in English and Spanish to see where your students should begin.
See how students use our CheckAnswer system to check their own work.
Read about our unique Spiraling Process.
Download the Excel Math Glossary, Grading Chart, and other FREE resources.
Watch an Excel Math Lesson in the Classroom [4:57]
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Excel Math lessons are fully correlated to Common Core (CCS) and State Standards. Read more and download Excel Math correlations here.
Excel Math lessons are much more than just worksheets. Using strategically placed spaced repetition, Excel Math gives you a proven approach to teach math concepts for longterm retention, with powerful features and advantages, including our unique Spiraling Strategy:
The school year
The first few weeks each year review the previous year's concepts. You can evaluate how your class grasps basic math concepts. Students should be confident before tackling new ideas. This powerful feature is built into Excel Math grades.
Most of the school year is devoted to introduction and reinforcement of math concepts, using a sophisticated spiraling approach. We regularly add new math concepts to meet state guidelines. Each week we introduce several new concepts. Students practice familiar concepts and prepare for assessment a week or two later. They have ample time to explore what they have learned — in class and at home; in calculation and word problems.
Our unique selfassessment enables students to confirm their work. The CheckAnswer process helps students develop confidence and good work strategies. They solve a set of 35 problems (AC), add the answers and see if the sum matches the CheckAnswer (D). If it does, they move on. If not, they go back and recheck their calculation.
Each week
Each class “week” has 6 pages, with 5 lessons, and a test with our Create A Problem page that encourages Critical Thinking and literacy. You may find there is more material each week than you can use, especially if you have field trips or holidays. Use your own judgment to work through the lessons consecutively, or move quickly if your class is comfortable. Although we show the days here labeled as Monday through Friday, no day labels appear on the Lesson Sheets. Take two days on a lesson if your students need more time.
You may choose to do the fifth lesson and test during the Friday class period, and do the Create A Problem on Monday since there is no homework to discuss.
Monday
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 
Friday:
Weekly 
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Quarterly 




You can enhance your daily classroom experience with an electronic version of the lesson, which can be projected on a wall, screen or interactive learning board. Each Projectable contains PDF files on CDR discs that can be used with any computer to project multiple slides for each lesson of the day. Projectable lessons may be printed for document cameras and overhead projectors. There is a Projectable for each grade level from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Watch a Projectable lesson in action.
Testing
Weekly, Quarterly and EndofYear Tests are all cumulative. Charts in the Teacher Edition show you where each concept was introduced, should you need to go back for refreshment.
EndofYear tests let you assess students’ grasp of the entire year’s content. We offer a summer school program for those who need special attention or tutoring. The final few weeks of lessons each year summarize what has been learned, and introduce a few new concepts that will appear in the next grade level. The year's main concepts have been introduced by lesson 135 or so.
Activities
We supply Activities in a separate section near the back of each Teacher Edition. These 1215 exercises cover concepts that are not suitable for exploring in the Lesson Sheet format. They are critical to covering all your state requirements, so please don't neglect this section. It can be used on special days, or at the end of the year, if your class finishes early.
We offer summer school editions for all grade levels. These 6week products are ideal for InterSession or AfterSchool programs. You can select a lower grade for remediation, or a higher grade to provide challenges for advanced students. Read more.