School board approves new elementary math curriculum

 

January 16, 2020

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The Petersburg School Board discussing the proposed updated math curriculum for the district. From left to right: Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter, Board Member Cheryl File, Vice President Sarah Holmgrain, President Mara Lutomski, Board Member Katie Holmlund, Board Member Jay Lister and Student Representative Maria Pfundt.

The Petersburg School Board approved an updated math curriculum for the district and the purchase of related materials totaling approximately $42,000 at the board's meeting on Tuesday.

A whole new math curriculum is being adopted at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School that was constructed last year by second grade teachers Becky Martin and Mary Midkiff, according to Elementary Principal Heather Conn. The curriculum teaches math to students in a spiral manner.

"We will see the same information again in a different way throughout the year, instead of mastering one piece at a time and never seei...



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