The vision for mathematics education in the Newark Public Schools requires rigorous, standards-driven mathematics curricula, knowledgeable teachers who can integrate instruction with assessment, policies that enhance and support learning, classrooms with access to technology, and a commitment to both equity and excellence.
This year, Mount Vernon is launching a new Math curriculum aligned with he Common Core State Standards called Math in Focus. The program will be for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. The curriculum uses a highly visual and topic intensive approach to teaching math concepts. Math in Focus represents authentic Singapore Math as it draws on the best practices from around the world, highlighting problem solving as the focus of mathematical learning.