Two teachers explained details of the district’s new math curriculum to Pettisville School Board during its Monday, Sept. 8 meeting.
Jason Mansfield, a fifth grade teacher, and Lacee Miller, who teaches fourth grade, showed the board the workbooks, textbooks, and some extra teaching aids they’re using as the district switches to the new math curriculum, GO Math.
Jason Waldvogel, elementary principal, said the district paid one fee up front and is supplied with all the materials it needs for the next six years.
That includes new, softcover textbooks the students take home and keep.
Students get a new textbook every year.
Since they kept the previous year’s book, they can go back and review topics they learned before.
Mansfield said the new curriculum has an integrated technology feature that makes it possible for students and parents to access tutorial videos from home, so they can be better equipped to do homework and reinforce lessons taught at school.
Miller told the board she appreciated the structure of the curriculum, which she said flows well from chapter to chapter, with each chapter building on previous ones.–D.J. Neuenschwander