District 308 to Adopt New Math Curriculum
Apr 14, 2014 12:44PM ● Published by Steven Jack
My Math from McGraw Hill will take the place of Everyday Math at the K-5 level and another McGraw Hill product, Glencoe, will be used in grades 7-12. A committee of district officials and teachers have worked for several months to find a replacement curriculum that would more closely align with the new Common Core education standards, which calls for more how- and why-type learning.
The cost of the new curriculum will be about $1.5 million. That price tag includes five years of teacher support materials, textbooks, digital licenses and 70 iPads to be used at the junior high and high school level, according to district documents.
Teachers will begin training on the new curriculum on May 29.
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Dr. Judith Minor has said students will "now learn to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others as well as use math to model real-world situations."