School District 51 is bringing some consistency to the way students of all grades learn math by adopting the same curriculum for grades K through 12.
When students go back to school this week, some District 51 schools will have a new math curriculum to help them put some context with their math concepts thanks to a recent curriculum adoption. The last curriculum adoption for the district took place in 2000. At that time, each school chose a math program of their own. With this latest adoption, grades at all schools throughout the district have a consistent curriculum, which aims at improving not only CSAP scores, but also students’ ability to problem solve in real life.
Parents can help their students learn this new way of math and problem solving by asking kids what they learned that day. By explaining their work, and by thinking through the process of the math, students are able to solidify their lessons, according to Julie Schmalz, the elementary school math specialist at District 51.
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