Everyday Math Survey Comments by mln17564


									                                   Everyday Math Survey Comments

   Use. YEAH! The missing link has been found. Students, parents and teachers will finally now
    be on the same page and be able to communicate the objectives and goals for each
    assignment. No more confusion and disagreements about what is really expected. We spent
    more time disagreeing over Investigations than we spent on actually doing math. I am
    pleased to see the homework portion is very 'concrete'. Children of this age need that
   developmentally. I can see a lot of success from this approach. I feel the curriculum is well
    balanced. I value the manipulative as a necessary to conceptualizing the relationships
    between the numbers, and find the practicing of algorithms very essential in the budding
    career of mathematicians. I believe my children will experience success and enjoy Math. I
    am very excited to see this one adopted by the Beaverton School District.
   I ABSOLUTELY disagree with any math curriculum that uses a calculator for elementary
    math!!!!!! These students need to learn foundational math without a calculator, which they
    will use later on.
   This seems to have strong support materials for students to use and raises expectations.
   Nice technology integration. Like the balance. I am just not ready to look through all that
    paperwork /wordiness when we already have a good math adoption.
   NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   Please do not use the curriculum. It isn't enough of an improvement over the current
   Student materials did not look as attractive as other programs, a bit on the boring side
   Too much focus is on games and not enough time spent on practicing. Too many different
    student booklets. If parents can't help, they need to look in a different book than what kids
    bring home for homework, to look up how to do a concept.
   This program seems to follow a high standard and provides an everyday math connection
    without neglecting the basic skills. The activities look like children would enjoy them and
    there are plenty of hands on activities provided. I liked the parent resource book and the 5
    minute activities. From what I've seen the program follows a high standard and provides
    ample of scaffolding activities for at risk students as well as enrichment activities for more
    advanced students.
   This and TERC Investigations are two of the worst K-5 curriculums out there. This type leads
    to confusion and cannot lead to later success in Algebra.
   This is a proven curriculum, used by other states, that has shown student growth in
    understanding and increased performance in mathematical skills/concepts.
   Material met all required standards, and didn't exceed too much past that. Lots of available
    information for the parents, teachers, etc., including off-site support for teachers. Seemed
    very busy, too many concepts introduced too rapidly(not the curriculum's fault, though.)
    Overall, not impressed but not displeased either.
   I don't think this would be a very good choice for the District.
   Looks very engaging. I wish I'd had it when I was in school.
   I think learning the basics is the best way to go using a variety of ways to teach it. It is the
    foundation of all other math
   Lots of resources, but traditional approach.
   Not my 1st choice, doesn’t teach simple adding and subtracting that well
   This program did not stand out to me. It was better than Investigations and enVisioning but
    not as strong as Trailblazers. There was no comparing it to Singapore Math. The teacher
    guides were not easy to follow, the lessons did not emphasize the math and did not show all
    the different ways a student could solve a problem. The students aren't challenged at all.
   Everyday Math is too weak in teaching computation. It has too many games and group work.
   EM appears to have the best balance between conceptual and procedural knowledge. It is
    clearly more rigorous and comprehensive than Investigations. There are more possibilities
    for differentiation within each day's lesson provided for both below and above ability
    learners. The games are well thought out and engaging allowing for meaningful practice. The
    homework is clearly tied to the lessons and is meaningful. Assessments are informative and
    clearly tied to objectives.
   EM is no better than Investigations, which is NOT a balanced curriculum. Our children would
    be better off if we kept the current version of Investigations and spent the money budgeted
    for a new program on Kumon for every BSD student, instead.
   Pretty average...nothing to get excited about. I would be concerned about the transition from
    5th to 6th if we didn't adopt their middle level program...
   The concepts seemed way above the developmental level of each grade. Did not seem to fit
    well with Beaverton standards.
   The material seems pretty comprehensive. Lots of practice which most parents will like. I
    liked that I was able to understand what was being taught. I could easily help my child.
   I like the ideas, but it seems a bit busy in teacher guide.
   A lot of stuff going on.
   Wouldn’t be my first choice.
   Teacher guide laid out nicely.
   Material user friendly.
   Differentiation book, appears to be balanced.
   Positives: Easy format, higher level thinking component, lots of learning opportunities, variety
    of assessments, lots of differentiation support .
   I love the updates to this program. I used Everyday Mathematics 7 years ago and found it
    very effective. The program is aligned with the national standards. This curriculum is
    balanced well in teaching math concepts, content and problem solving. It now has more
    ideas for working with struggling students and has vocabulary and homework in 6
   I think balance is the key (not one extreme or other). After speaking with an experienced
    teacher that helped my vote. Listen to the good teachers and see what the schools that are
    successful are doing. You can have a poor, impoverished school score higher than a wealthy
    one. Stick to academics!
   Materials remind me if Investigations. Again, over emphasis on the student-centered
   OK
   OK but not stellar.
   First choice.
   Yes.
   Everyday math was very week in several areas, missing some content completely.

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