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District 308 to Adopt New Math Curriculum

Apr 14, 2014 12:44PM ● By Steven Jack
Parents in Oswego District 308 who have spent the last few years generally confused by their students' math curriculum will welcome the news that the School Board is set to approve Monday night a new program for the 2014-15 school year.

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."

“We are teaching kids to think like mathematicians, and that is so exciting,” she said. 

Learn more about My Math and Glencoe at the McGraw Hill website.