Math Curriculum Adoption

PSD is in the process of selecting new math curricula for all grade levels to be implemented during the 2016-17 school year. Three committees have narrowed the selections to two possible curriculum choices for elementary, middle and high school levels (listed in the chart below).
 

                        Math Curriculum Programs                            
Elementary School Middle School High School
Eureka Math, Great Minds Big Ideas, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Big Ideas, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
enVisionmath 2.0, Pearson Connected Math, Pearson Prentice Hall AGA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Curriculum materials will be available for public review January 8 through February 26 at the following locations:

  • Johannsen Support Services Center, 2407 LaPorte Ave., January 8–15
  • Partnership and Volunteer Center, 1630 S. Stover., February 15-26

Materials will also be available for review in the Wellington and mountain schools area. Locations and dates will be announced.

Parents, staff and community members are encouraged to review the materials and offer feedback to the committees for their consideration before they make a recommendation to the Board of Education in April 2016.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is a new math curriculum being adopted?
It’s time to update the materials to better address the Colorado academic standards, which were adopted in 2010. Please see the Mathematics Parent Toolkit page for information about the standards.
 

What is the process for selecting the new curriculum?
Three committees (each made up of teachers, parents, administrators, and community members) are using a data-driven process through Publisher’s Criterion to evaluate the materials. The committees used this process to narrow the choices down to two finalists (from 17 mathematics programs) for each grade level.

For more information about the evaluation criteria, please visit:

How can I give feedback about the new curriculum?
People may review the materials Jan. 8 – Feb. 26. Materials will be available at the JSSC, 2407 LaPorte Ave., and at the Partnership and Volunteer Center, 1630 S. Stover, as well as locations to be announced in the Wellington and mountain schools areas. Feedback forms will be available online for people to fill out and submit.
 

How will teachers become familiar with the new materials?
Teacher will be trained on the new curriculums in late spring through the fall.
 

What parent resources will be available to facilitate homework help with the new curriculum?
Parent support is one element of the mathematic programs that the committees are evaluating. In addition, the Math Parent Toolkit will still be available to parents who want strategies for helping their child with homework.
 

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For more information about the math curriculum adoption, please contact mathematics facilitators:

Megan Korponic                                                                     Kelly Shank
Secondary Mathematics Facilitator                                      Elementary Mathematics Facilitator
mkorponic@psdschools.org                                                   kshank@psdschools.org