Tacoma approves new math books
Education: Balance sought for concepts, calculations
DEBBIE CAFAZZO 05/14/10 The News TribuneMath Expression for K-5
Prentice Hall for middle grades
Seattle has its own page click the link at the left
Bellevue now has its own page click the link at the left
- Curriculum Night High School Parent Survey Fall 2009
- High School Student Survey Fall 2009
- Curriculum Night Middle School Parent Survey Fall 2009
- Middle School Student Survey Fall 2009
- Superintendent Steve Rasmussen has posted a letter regarding his recommendation for the adoption of Discovering Mathematics.
Here is a letter from Paul Kirschner to the Superintendent of the Issaquah School District. Paul is one of the authors of the following article. Click here to download a copy of the letter.
- Why Minimal Guidance During Instruction Does Not Work: An Analysis of the Failure of Constructivist, Discovery, Problem-Based, Experiential, and Inquiry-Based Teaching
- Paul A. Kirschner Educational Technology Expertise Center Open University of the Netherlands Research Centre Learning in Interaction Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- John Sweller School of Education University of New South Wales
- Richard E. Clark Rossier School of Education University of Southern California
- Committee sticks with same math curriculum recommendation
February 16, 2010 Chantelle Lusebrink Issaquah Press
- Bellevue, Issaquah school districts seek legal advice on texts after court decisions
- Katherine Long Seattle Times February 13, 2010
- Teachers prefer controversial math textbooks
February 9, 2010 Chantelle Lusebrink Issaquah Press
- Dr. Rasmussen’s message to the School Board
June 24, 2009
- Adoption of Discovery Math postponed Some Reasons as stated in message:
The state continues to waffle and create more uncertainty rather than less. Consider:
- OSPI has issued conflicting reports about high-school math curriculum and refused the Issaquah School
- District’s invitation to come defend its contradictory messages.
- The State Board initially recommended three curricula, including Discovering, and asked for additional study
- to reconcile the differences in the two reviews conducted by OSPI and SBE.
- The Superintendent of Public Instruction likewise stated more research is needed, but no funding is available.
- He has also said: “It is not the role of OSPI to direct which curricula a school district may or should select,”
- yet OSPI has created an incredibly challenging position for districts by recommending only one curriculum.
- There have been subsequent legal entanglements for districts going through math adoptions and threats of
- litigation in neighboring districts.
- Curriculum publishers are suing the state over alleged flaws in the state’s curriculum-adoption process.
- The Superintendent of Public Instruction has asked the legislature to possibly postpone end-of-course
- assessments a year until 2012.
Lake Washington Committee Narrows Math Curricula Options to TwoBethel School District
Final possibilities to be tested in schools
February 9, 2010
The above link will take you to a page with some interesting math achievement data from the Bethel School District.
Bethel uses Everyday Math, CMP, and Discovering Mathematics.