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 the options available for High School students here: High School Pathways
Find information about the Math Validation Test here.
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.
A new position paper from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and TODOS: Mathematics for ALL explicitly recommends "eliminate[ing] tracking systems that sort children based on perceived ability and demographic profile" (p. 4). Read the full paper.
Aspen Institute Case Study: Putting It All Together
A new case study from the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development explores how schools and school districts across the country are integrating social, emotional and academic development (SEAD) into their K-12 classroom curricula. The SFUSD math curriculum is highlighted on page 6 as an example of promising practice that integrates the development of students' academic, social, and emotional skills.
Historic shifts in Math show promise Students significantly more likely to pass Algebra the first time
New SFUSD data show that students who took Common Core Algebra 1 in ninth grade were 83 percent less likely to have to repeat the course than students who took Algebra 1 in eighth grade. The comparison between current juniors and seniors marks SFUSD’s transition to its current approach to secondary math instruction.
This new analysis comes on the heels of a report released by SRI International last year regarding SFUSD’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Learning Initiative. The SRI report showed that SFUSD’s eighth grade students were testing ahead of peers in other school districts in math performance.
Read the full press release.
New Partnership Announced between SFUSD Math and Science and Tuva Labs
Tuva, the leading data literacy platform for K-12 education, will partner with SFUSD for the 2017-18 School Year to help bridge the gap between math and science education and enable math and science teachers across the district meet the rigors of the new NGSS and the Common Core Math Standards.
This partnership will provide SFUSD math and science teachers access to the growing collection of authentic, scientific datasets, Tuva's research-based, interactive graphing and statistical tools, and inquiry-based activities, lessons, and assessment tasks to serve more than 25,000 middle and high school students across San Francisco.
The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and TODOS: Mathematics for ALL have just published a new position paper entitled, "Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Social Justice: Acknowledgment, Actions, and Accountability.
In this paper, they define a social justice approach to math education and provide recommendations for how to work toward that approach. One of those recommendations is to "eliminate tracking systems that sort children based on perceived ability and demographic profile" (p. 4). Read the full paper.
Looking at numbers in a whole new way: Families of elementary students gain new insight into the Common Core State Standards at a site-based Math Night. From the San Francisco Chronicle.
Why groupwork could be the key to English learner success: Teachers at SF International High School engage English Language Learners in rigorous learning using groupwork.
Access to the SFUSD Core Curriculum for District Employees
The SFUSD Math Core Curriculum is only available to employees of SFUSD. We have new Math Portals available to access our curriculum. Google Classroom is the platform for teachers to receive announcements and notifications about their grade level or course. More information about our Core Curriculum can be found here.
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High school math teachers reflect on their experience with the first year of heterogeneous Algebra 1 classes in 9th grade.
SRI Report A new report from SRI Education on SFUSD’s Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) Learning Initiative shows SFUSD’s eighth grade students ahead of peers in other school districts when it comes to math performance.
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