The Wilton Public Schools Math Curriculum Review Steering Committee (MCRSC) under the direction of Trudy Denton, Curriculum Coordinator, is recommending substantial changes to the district’s mathematics program. The recommendations are based on extensive research and analysis of the Wilton Public Schools math program, begun during the 2017-2018 school year, and incorporate feedback from a survey of more than 2,000 teachers, students and parents.
To achieve improvements in student outcomes in math, the committee proposed the following recommendations:
- Revise math curriculum units K-12 to achieve alignment and coherence for each grade level and course. The K-8 Math in Focus program should also be supplemented with additional resources.
- Provide coaching support for teachers to further enhance instructional practices and teacher content knowledge.
- Provide one hour of protected instructional time for math K-5, schedule additional instructional time in grades 6-8, and explore options for additional time at WHS for level 1 math classes.
- Adopt a proposed math course sequence change for grades 6-12 to ensure students have the necessary foundational skills to be successful in high school math. This can be achieved by offering different course acceleration pathways for students who demonstrate mastery of foundational content and problem-solving skills.