Why Eureka Math?
In the spring of 2015, an independent evaluation of K-8 Math curriculum resources conducted by edreports.org reported that our previous Math curriculum resource-Investigations- was no longer well aligned to the standards. Eureka Math was the highest rated Math program for both standards alignment and instructional material design. Further information regarding this study can be found at edreports.org.
Not only is our previous resource for K-5 Math Curriculum not aligned to the standards but staff feedback supports these research findings. Over the past three years the District has received continuous feedback from staff regarding the difficulty they had in using Investigations while trying to teach to the expectations outlined by the most recent version of standards: the 2011 Massachusetts Math Frameworks/Standards.
To summarize, the decision to transition to a new high quality math program was based on three main factors:
The District has put support structures in place for both staff and families to assist with the transition. These supports are listed below.
Planned Supports for Teachers
Planned Supports for Families (in development)