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1 Math Program Selection Board of Education March 12, 2014

2 Why a Math Program? Math Shifts- Focus, Coherence, Rigor, Deep Understanding, Application, Dual Intensity Will provide consistency and common teaching methods within and across grade levels Supervision and evaluation of a program will be more efficient A math program will be a tool in which staff is able to teach our current curriculum Researched: Math Expressions Investigations envisions Math in Focus

3 Timeline Summer : Joined ACES Consortium School Year: Visit to Trumbull to see Math Investigations, Meetings with BOWA Districts to discuss programs, then began research. September-October: Visits to Montowese Elementary School in North Haven to see Math in Focus and Peck Place School in Orange to see Math Expressions October: 3 rd and 4 th Grade Teachers begin to use Math Expressions materials October 9, 2013: BOE Curriculum Committee Meeting to discuss Math Programs (Math Expressions, envisions, Math in Focus, Investigations). January 10, 2014: BOE Curriculum Committee Meeting to discussion top two math programs (Math in Focus and Math Expressions) Ongoing: Phone calls with school districts using Math Expressions and Math in Focus to get feedback- Strengths/Challenges Ongoing: meeting with Houghton Mifflin Representatives regarding Math Expressions and Math in Focus

4 What are we looking for in a math program? Aligns to the Common Core Content Standards and Standards of Mathematical Practice Engaging and contains Higher Order Thinking Questions Provides a balance of procedural and conceptual learning Provides differentiated materials for student learning Resource for teachers Provides online components for both students and teachers Offers various ways to assess student learning Affordable

5 About the Author of Math Expressions Dr. Karen Fuson has spent more than 25 years researching different methods of teaching and learning mathematics. Dr. Fuson s work with the Common Core State Standards includes serving as a member of the feedback committee and as a member of the writing team for the Common Core Learning Progressions. NCTM Focal Points- Foundation of CCSS Math Expressions Common Core reflects the most recent research on effective math instruction and fits the learning progressions, the core grade-level goals, and the dual focus on understanding and fluency of the Common Core State Standards.

6 Alignment to the Common Core Content Standards and Standards of Mathematical Practice Math Expressions provides a complete approach to the Common Core in all three facets: Organized, Written, and Sequenced to Common Core Standards Articulated Learning Progressions Path for Every Unit Embedded Mathematical Practices in Every Lesson

7 Engaging and contains Higher Order Thinking Questions National Science Foundation: activitybased, problem solving, student centered lessons. Puzzled Penguin Lesson Page Math Talk

8 Provides differentiated materials for student learning Destination Math Soar to Success Mega Math Math Expressions lessons include intervention, on-level, and challenge differentiation to support all classroom needs. Challenge Easel Activity Challenge Card Activity On Level Card Activity Below Level Activity Card

9 Response to Intervention Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3

10 Provides online components for both students and teachers

11 Student Pages

12 itools

13 Online Audio Glossary

14 Interactive Whiteboard

15 Offers various ways to assess student learning Formative assessment checks Differentiated writing prompts Fluency checks Homework and Remembering page Form A and B assessments Benchmark Assessments Online assessment generator

16 Online assessment test generator

17 Resource for Teachers Math Expressions provides teachers with materials that are easy to use and manage so they can focus on the teaching plan for their students, not gathering materials and preparing themselves to teach. The Teachers Editions complete with eteachers Edition hot-links to quick on-demand professional development, PD Video

18 Home-School Connection In Math Expressions, a Home and School Connection is included in each unit at every grade level (K 6). Family Letter that explains the conceptual ideas of the unit as well as examples of accessible algorithms that the students will be learning in school and need to apply to their homework. Cross-curricular activity Digital Classroom: Student workbook pages, Soar to Success Math, Homework and Remembering pages, and the family letter are all available online

19 Highlights of Math Expressions develops mathematical concepts deeply and also develops skills through the use of research-based instructional strategies provides rich resources in the Teacher Edition for hands-on activities with manipulatives and conceptual supports includes rich problem-solving and reasoning opportunities that focus on word problem types and structures relates research-based accessible algorithms to common algorithms, providing bridges from concrete, to pictorial, to abstract fluency focuses on inquiry and fluency that ensures student achievement Differentiation within each lesson Online/Home Connection

20 Cost First year $35,000- Includes all materials as well as some professional development Approximately $12,000 each year Anticipated cost over a 5 year periodapproximately $83,000

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