Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is adopting new instructional materials for the math program for grades K-5 and want local input. An SPS appointed Adoption Committee is currently evaluation the eight potential math programs and will evaluate them based on the feedback that they receive from the community.
The Adoption Committee comprises of a diverse and collaborative committee of mathematics teachers, family and community members, and subject matter experts who will review and select the new instructional math materials for grades K-5.
Program materials from the eight options, including textbooks, workbooks, teacher manuals and more, are now on display in the professional library at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (2445 Third Ave S) for the community to provide feedback on. Information about the eight options can also be viewed online at the links below:
- i-Ready – an adaptive diagnostic, and both teacher-led and individualized online instruction for a complete blended learning solution
- Jump Math – builds on student math knowledge through engagement, continuous assessment, building confidence through discovery and engaging the collective
- My Math – an online program that features graphics and an easy to use interface to give students confidence in their math abilities.
- Origo Stepping Stones/Number Box – an online program that focuses on the importance of building and maintaining a base knowledge of working with two digit numbers
- Connecting Math Concepts – a program that allows students and teachers to reinvent, reimagine and rethink math instruction in the classroom
- enVision Math – an online program that uses exciting visuals to provide an interactive digital path to math instruction
- GO MATH! – an online program that assists teachers in making math fun and also provides teachers with tools for planning, reports and assignments
- Math in Focus – The Singapore Approach – provides an authentic Singapore math curriculum—highlighting problem solving as the focus of mathematical learning
Local parents and community members have until January 8 to submit their comments and feedback. Click here to download the comment form which can be returned by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at (206) 252-0179.
The feedback received from the community will assist the adoption committee to identify three finalist programs for comprehensive review.
Starting in early March, the three finalist programs will be on public display at five different locations across the city (sites TBA). The final program will be then selected by the Math Adoption Committee in early April and submitted to the school board for approval in May. Following approval, the materials will be delivered to schools in time for start of classes in the fall.