Traditional Math Curriculum Adoption

  • Gilbert Public Schools’ currently adopted traditional math resource, Saxon Math, was selected and implemented in 1999. This curriculum is currently used in our Traditional classrooms K-6 at Neely Traditional Academy, Canyon Rim Elementary, and Spectrum Elementary.  We have been notified by the publisher that Saxon Math is being discontinued for schools; therefore, the District is seeking to adopt a comprehensive K-8 Mathematics curriculum resource for our traditional program.

    Materials will be displayed for review at four locations from November 7, 2022, to January 30, 2023:

    • Gilbert Public Schools District Office (Reception Area) - Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm     

    • Neely Traditional Academy (Front Office) - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

    • Canyon Rim Elementary (Front Office) - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

    • Spectrum Elementary (Front Office) - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Traditional Math Curriculum Adoption FAQ

  • Why is Gilbert Public Schools adopting a new K-6 Traditional Math Program?

  • Which program has been selected for a pilot?

  • What is Math in Focus?

  • Is the instructional model presented in Math in Focus research based?

  • How was this program selected?

  • What criterion was used as part of the evaluation?

  • Will there be an opportunity for parents to review the materials before they go into the classroom or are fully adopted for the traditional program district-wide?

  • What is the process for piloting this program?

  • What was the process for choosing the pilot teachers?

  • What is the process for providing pilot teachers opportunities to give feedback and how will their feedback be addressed?

  • Can pilot teachers share components or resources from Math in Focus with teachers who are not part of the pilot team?

  • What is the delivery method for Math in Focus within the classroom?

  • What are the benefits of Math in Focus?

Last Modified on November 15, 2022