SFUSD Mathematics Department
We are continuously working towards our vision that all students will make sense of rigorous mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant in heterogeneous classrooms. Find out about how we are doing this by exploring our site!
Find out about options available for high school students: High School Pathways.
De-tracking has a positive impact on all students. Find out more with these Quick Facts about Math and Tracking. This document is also available in Chinese and Spanish.
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Quick look — SFUSD OER Curriculum
Brandon Dorman of Medium reviews the newly release SFUSD K-5 Math Curriculum
In his review of the newly release SFUSD Math Curriculum, Grades K-5, Brandon Dorman wrote:
Recently San Francisco Unified announced their elementary OER curriculum was ready to be released to the world. As someone who has worked in the math OER space for a number of years, this was very exciting news indeed! Not only did they use the ‘correct’ license (CC BY), but the content itself looked amazing. This is not just a list of curricular tasks and outcomes. This is parent letters, video introductions, technology tasks that are integrated with the core curriculum yet separate if needed. Google Drive folders chock full of everything a teacher needs to get going with standards-based rubrics, low-floor high ceiling tasks throughout and practice worksheets too for measuring mastery.
Great job SFUSD, looking forward to seeing more of this!
New math pays dividends in SF Schools
Op Ed in SF Chronicle, October 29, 2018
By Alan Shoenfeld and Jo Boaler
Countries such as Japan and Finland have learned that speeding through middle school does not result in higher achievement...
The San Francisco schools did something unusual: They studied the research that shows the ineffectiveness of a shallow curriculum and made bold decisions on that basis...
It’s especially promising that gains are being made by the full range of students in the San Francisco schools.
How one city got math right
This editorial in the Hechinger Report October 9, 2018
Jo Boaler, Alan Schoenfeld, Phil Daro, Harold Asturias, Patrick Callahan, and David Foster detail the changes made in SFUSD over the past five years and the results seen so far.
See more of SFUSD Math In the News...
We are thrilled to announce that the SFUSD K-5 Math Core Curriculum has been publicly released under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). Other grades (Secondary and combined elementary grades) are only accessible to SFUSD teachers.
See the press release here.
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