Math

Common Core Math: Differentiated Learning

Differentiation is an area of focus for the District.  In addition to the new PMS math website, teachers of all content areas are working on developing and refining strategies for differentiation to meet the needs of all learners.  Last year, a group of teachers and administrators attended a national conference on differentiated learning.  This year,…

Common Core Math: Secondary Math Textbook Adoption

Since 2013, Piedmont Unified has been working toward the full implementation of teaching the Common Core Math Standards and Standards for Mathematical Practice.  Currently our students in kindergarten through 9th grade are enrolled in Common Core-aligned math classes. The eight Standards for Mathematical Practice promote a deeper understanding of mathematics and require students to solve…

Common Core Math: New Online Math Resources Offer Differentiation Tools for PMS Students

by Lucas Denman Recently, the Piedmont Middle School math department has begun to develop a new website for students.  The website,mathhorizon.org, will offer a variety of extension activities and problems for students to browse through and explore. These activities will focus on real-world applications of mathematics, modeling, problem-solving, and reasoning.  Students will learn more about…

Elementary Math Curriculum: Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner

On May 13th, the PUSD Board of Education adopted Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner as the new Common Core aligned math curriculum for all elementary students, grades TK-5. Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner (2nd edition) is a comprehensive Common-Core aligned math curriculum. Teachers who piloted Bridges and Number Corner describe the curriculum as…