PUSD Everyday Math Implementation

June/July 2008

  • Email sent to parents regarding Board approval of EDM
  • Coordination of dates with the publisherli>
  • Ordering, processing and distribution of materials


  • Administrators work to develop timeline of critical dates
    • 8/21 – 6 hours of EDM in-service: Planning curriculum review and orientation to materials
    • 8/27 – First parent newsletter introducing Everyday Math Updates through classroom newsletters and school-wide newsletters throughout the year
    • 8/27 – Principals attend School Board Meeting


  • Math Specialists: Meet with grade levels to determine schedule for ongoing support of implementation
  • Faculty Meetings: With faculty input, schedule ongoing faculty discussions regarding implementation of EDM. Explore use of collaboration days to continue these conversations. Begin collection of data relative to identified problems, strategies and solutions
    • 9/4 – Back to School Night – Brief introduction to materials, notify parents of Sept. 23 meeting, let families know to submit questions about math program to site principals, with expectation that questions will be answered at 9/23 Parent Information meeting
    • 9/17 – K-5 Collaboration Day
    • 9/23 – K-5 Articulation – data and assessment in preparation for November conferences, pacing and management issues, documenting problems as well as strategies and solutions
    • 9/23 – Parent Information Evening, to be held at all 3 elementary sites. Agenda to include: Goals of Elementary Mathematics program, philosophy of EDM, program components: classroom instruction, homework, on line resources, assessment, sample lessons, Questions and Answers


  • 10/6-10/9: Math Solutions workshops for K-6 – Math Solutions will work with teachers to differentiate for variety of learners and build a tie-in to Everyday Math
  • 10/22 – K-5 Collaboration Day


  • 11/3-11/7: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 11/24: Everyday Math Publisher Training – 6 hours

January 2009

  • 1/20 – K-5 Articulation: midyear review of program
  • 1/21, 1/22 (tentative dates) – Family Math Nights – Focus on parents and children playing math games together, identifying strategies and ideas for home suppor
  • 1/27 – Principals attend School Board Meeting for mid-year report


  • 2/2 – 2/5 Math Solutions Workshops
  • 2/11 – K-5 Articulation Day


  • Spring Parent Information Night/Math Night – Exploration of Algorithms
    • 3/18 – K-5 Collaboration Day
    • 3/24 – K-5 Articulation Day


  • Begin Year One Program Assessment:
    • Student progress toward mastery of standards using multiple measures that include formal and informal assessment tools including common grade level assessments
    • Student engagement in enrichment opportunities
    • Review of problems, strategies and solutions
    • Parent satisfaction survey
    • STAR assessment results (available in July)
  • 4/21 – K-5 Collaboration Day
  • 4/29 – K-5 Articulation Day

Mechanisms for ongoing internal communication include:

Staff meetings: (weekly or bi-weekly) to discuss day-to-day pacing, assessment, management

K-5 Collaboration Days: 7 on-site afternoons during the year, teacher-lead grade level planning, analysis of student work, discussion of assessment – potential cross-school meetings with 6 common dates with PMS

K-5 Articulation Meetings: 4 afternoon meetings, tri-school discussion of implementation






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