For an overview of the new Math Expressions curriulum, click here to watch a brief video.
After extensive research and a math program pilot in the spring and fall of 2015, the District 47 math committee reached consensus on recommending the Math Expressions program for adoption for students in grades K-5 beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. The committee, comprised of 27 teachers representing all nine elementary schools, devoted themselves to becoming stewards of the math standards and reviewed multiple programs aligned to the Common Core. The program was approved by District 47’s Board of Education at the January 19 board meeting for implementation in the fall of 2016. The new program will replace the current Everyday Math program.
The new Math Expressions curriculum will include activity books for classroom practice, individual homework sheets for practice at home, and online supplemental resources for remediation, on target practice and enrichment to accommodate the learning needs of all students. Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, each elementary classroom teacher will receive four Chromebooks as additional tools to support differentiation during independent math workstation time. The program encourages students to share their mathematical thinking and includes a student leadership component where students take part in the daily lesson presentation. For more about Math Expressions by grade level, see the links below: