Using the SFUSD Math Core Curriculum
How are teachers making instructional choices to manage the pacing of the units?
- Some tasks allow students to grapple with new material or contexts while others allow for assessment of proficiency. When the task is designed to check the status of student learning, all students do not need to complete it for them to learn the focus content or for the teacher to formatively assess learning.
- If, as part of a task, students successfully complete work that shows proficiency on a standard, teachers can adjust the next Lesson Series, leaving out particular lessons that are not necessary.
- Some tasks take less than a day. Teachers can use the rest of the class time to move ahead.
- The Entry and Apprentice Tasks are designed to inform instruction. There is no need to prepare students to do them or for students to complete them proficiently.
The SFUSD Math Core Curriculum is in its fourth full year of implementation.
It has been developed and revised by SFUSD teachers with expert advice from our partners.