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 and learn more about our secondary math sequence: High School Pathways and Secondary Course Sequence Frequently Asked Questions.
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 about our PK - 12 implementation of the Common Core? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
California Mathematics Council Letter of Support for the Draft California Math Framework - This letter of support, written by the California Mathematics Council (CMC) for the draft California Math Framework ,has been signed by 56 organizations and over 2300 individuals as of 12/16/2021.
How changing math programming increases access to college and career ready courses - 12/09/21 - In this article in EdSource, SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews describes how the SFUSD math sequence supports all students in having access to grade level mathematics without the harmful impacts of tracking.
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.
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