02-25-2014 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #42


Title
Sixth Grade Mathematics Instructional Materials Adoption

Discussion

A district wide committee of teachers and parents have reviewed and selected sixth grade mathematics instructional materials for use beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. These materials were reviewed evaluating their alignment with the Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS). Teacher training in the use of the adopted materials will be provided during the spring, summer, pre-planning, and on district inservice days. Updated curriculum guides aligned with new instructional materials will be developed and provided to all sixth grade math teachers.

Big Ideas Math Advanced 1 includes the mathematical content of both the regular and advanced sixth grade mathematics courses. This will help to ensure that sixth grade students are well prepared for all seventh grade mathematics course options.

Big Ideas will work with Brevard Public Schools to formulate a plan for professional development that meets the needs of Brevard Public School sixth grade teachers and stakeholders.



Recommendation

Approve the adoption of Big Ideas Math 1 Advanced 2015 as the district unified elementary mathematics program for sixth grade students.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/25/2014
Action3/11/2014

Authority for Action
F.S. 1006.37

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
14-15$379,040Yes10098100000195100522102

Contact

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent (x 300)

Dr. Lynn Spadaccini, Director (x330)

Diane Gard, Resource Teacher (x 274)