Curriculum » Math


Stepping Stones is the core math curriculum that has been adopted by the State of Hawaii. Kapolei Elementary School will continue the implementation of this innovative program that is aligned to the Math Common Core State Standards. It is a K-5 mathematics curriculum intended to engage students in making sense of mathematical ideas. Lessons within the curriculum help students develop a deeper understanding of mathematicsmaking learning meaningful and relevant.

This curriculum is designed to:

     • Support students when making sense of mathematics
     • Support students as they learn that they can be mathematical thinkers
     • Foster students thinking and reasoning skills
     • Emphasize reasoning about mathematical ideas
     • Engage the range of all learners in understanding mathematics


Coupled with Stepping Stones, all students will be engaged in the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practices. These practices are habits that all math students will participate in as they make sense of math.



Monthly Math Superhero

Have you noticed your child coming home with a math superhero certificate? At Kapolei Elementary School we are providing opportunities for your child to engage in math problem solving activities and be recognized for their participation. This math activity is a self-directed opportunity that is open to all students who want to participate.


Congratulations to our many math superheroes at KES each month as they solve math like a superhero. Your child will also have their name posted in the school breezeway as part of the recognition. If your child is interested, please have them ask their teacher for a copy of the math activity. Good luck!