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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Everyday Math Program

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From: Ann <cramer9115@msn.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2006102915:00:24
Subject: Everyday Math Program

I am a third grade teacher and have taught Everyday Math for five
years.  Every year my class gets lower and lower, They have no
foundation with the basic concepts (money, time, place value, number
sense, addition...).  It is a crime to have second graders coming in
to third grade saying, "I'm awful at math and I hate math." I also
have many parents complaining about the program. 

My main concern is for the ESL and low level students that are totally
lost.  Therefore, as  professionals, the third grade team spoke out
against the program and the harm that is being done to our students. 
We now are supplementing and teaching to mastery. 

We had a school wide survey and found that most teachers are very
concerned about the lack of mastery and the presenting of concepts at
an abstract level when the students are still concrete thinkers.

Our district is realizing that we have to supplement the program so
much that we should do away with the Everyday Math when we come up for

In conclusion, take our advice and don't adopt this program.  Do your
research on Google.


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