Math Curricula Resources

At CORE Butte Charter School, we value personalizing the learning approach for each of our students. This math curriculum page is designed to provide an introduction to a variety of math curricula for you to explore and help guide your decisions as to which curriculum to use. Engaging a student with the everyday use and application of math, while enhancing a students experience with studying math, is our goal.

The following curricula have been selected for their research-based, time-tested, and robust programs to provide students access to learning math. An evaluation of each curriculum covers the following three aspects:
Methodology of the curriculum (How and why it was designed a certain way)
Visuals (What the various components look like)
Components (What resources and materials are used and available)

Review the recommended five curricula in light of the student's learning style and the curriculum's approachability for the parent teacher. Discuss your selection with your Personalized Learning Teacher and prepare for an exciting time in Math! Placement tests for each curricula are accessible from the links below. Please see your Personalized Learning Teacher for placement test keys.Headline

Recommended Math Programs

  • Excel Math w/ Common Core Teacher Edition K-6th

  • Primary Mathematics (Common Core) K-6th

  • My Math K-5th & Glencoe Math 6th-8th

  • Saxon 3rd-8th

  • Math in Focus 6th-8th

Targeted Grade Levels by Recommended Math Program

PROGRAM

Excel Math

Saxon

My Math / Glencoe Math

Primary Mathematics

Math in Focus

METHODOLOGY

Spiral
Review

Spiral
Review

Model
Guidance
Independence

Concrete
Pictorial
Abstract

Concrete
Pictorial
Abstract

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1

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2

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3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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Other Optional Math Programs

  1. Math in Focus K-5th - Designed using Singapore's model for mathematics.

  2. Dimensions Math 7th-8th - Integrated curriculum offering advanced level math concepts.
    ā‡’Placement test (Discovering Mathematics)

  3. TPS Creative Core Math K-8th - Inquiry based materials written by teachers and accessible for all students providing innovative coverage of the Core Curriculum standards for California.