Recently, the Georgia Department of Education announced that the 2012 K-12 Mathematics Review of Learning Resources/Instructional Materials would take place this summer. During the second week of June, approximately forty publishers of math materials or their representatives made presentations to a committee comprised of math teachers, math coordinators and business and community members. The materials presented include traditional textbooks, workbooks, consumables, as well as online, web based programs. The range of materials supports core math subjects at all levels for the day-to-day classroom as well as students in need of remediation.
Review sites have been set up all around the state in each of Georgia’s 13 Congressional Districts. Mathematics educators and parents are encouraged to visit one of the Evaluation and Review Sites between June 25 – July 12, 2012 to provide feedback on the K-12 Mathematics learning resources and materials that are on display.
DeKalb County is fortunate in that the review site for the District 4 area is Druid Hills High School at 1798 Haygood Drive, N.E. Atlanta 30307. The resources will be on display in the cafeteria Monday through Thursday June 25 – July 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Schedule may vary with July 4th holiday.) When facing the school, the entrance to the cafeteria is located directly behind the new addition and is easily accessed by a walkway from the parking lot.
After the review process, the committee will meet at the end of the month to officially make recommendations as to which mathematics resources should be on the purchasing list for the State of Georgia Department of Education. Depending upon textbook budgets and purchasing cycles, it is the responsibility of each local system to determine which materials suit their needs best, and to make purchases accordingly.