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.
Have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Stop Giving Inexperienced Teachers All the Lower-Level Math Classes, Reformers Argue - 5/5/20 - This article in Education Week argues that rotating teachers through classes of different ability levels is better for students and prevents educator burnout.
US students lag other countries in math. The reason probably lies in how schools teach it. - 2/28/2020 – This article in USA Today discusses how different approaches to math education may lead to higher achievement, and describes how changes in how SFUSD teaches math have led to a major increase in disadvantaged students enrolling in higher-level math classes as juniors and seniors.
Is It Time to Detrack Math? - 8/9/19 - This article in Edutopia discusses districts that are moving to end the practice of tracking and review research that suggests tracking may deepen educational inequities—with little benefit for students’ academic performance.
Math Course Sequencing and Placement in San Francisco - March, 2019 - This brief shares information from the California Collaborative’s December 2018 meeting on understanding and addressing challenges in mathematics instruction and student learning.
Work to End Tracking and Offer Four Years of Meaningful Math Instruction - This case study of SFUSD's work to detrack mathematics is part of the Catalyzing Change publication from NCTM.
Record-high number of SFUSD students enrolled in higher level math - 1/14/19 - New data show 10.4% more high school students taking advanced math courses in 2018-19 school year.
Why four years of high school math matters - 1/14/19 - SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews discusses recent data from SFUSD about student success in college in this editorial in the Examiner.
Changes in math curriculum paying off in increased participation, but access to calculus remains an issue - 1/11/19 - Laura Waxman / The examiner.
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School Closure Resources
Home Learning Resources for all grade levels to support Learning at Home are available on our district website page: Continuity of Learning for Families
Elementary Math Spring Content Priorities
We have released Math content recommendations for all elementary grades to help focus on the most important math remaining this year. Teachers should use their professional judgement to make decisions for their students.
Secondary lessons contain proprietary content that is licensed by SFUSD and therefore can not be shared. This document provides Resources for Parents of High School Math Students.
SFUSD Math Core Curriculum
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