Adopted Resources

All of the adopted programs are considered the best option for APS students and staff as evaluated by a dedicated pilot team of teachers. There are some key features that are foundation in all three programs. These include:

  • Tightly alignment to the instructional shifts in CAS, including the Standards of Mathematical Practice
  • Integration of 21st century skills
  • Research-based learning trajectory
  • Coherence is built throughout units
  • Balance between conceptual & procedural development
  • Tasks support planning for different student needs

While all of these curricular resources have significant strengths, we know that new curricular resources will not have the desired impact on student achievement without instructional support. It is critical that we continue to focus on these key aspects of instruction throughout implementation:

  • Building understanding of and strategies for promoting student thinking
  • Integrating technology as an instruction resource
  • Developing skills in supporting all language learners in math
  • Developing assessment literacy

High School-College Preparatory Mathematics(CPM)

Some of the key features are that CPM:

  • Is tightly aligned to the instructional shifts in CAS, including the Standards of Mathematical Practice
  • Contains a balance between conceptual & procedural development (CAS)
  • Provides rich problems that encourage multiple representations and visual models
  • Has parent-guides with examples
  • Has comprehensive lesson plans with support for student collaboration
  • Includes professional development provided by practicing teachers
PSC NJ Math Research Overview (1).pdf

Middle School- Pearson System of Courses(PSOC)

Some of the key features are that PSOC:

  • Is tightly aligned to the instructional shifts in CAS, including the Standards of Mathematical Practice
  • Encourages a 21st Century Learning Experience
  • Contains real world problems that engage students
  • Is focused on student thinking and anticipating misconceptions
  • Has a consistent lesson structure that supports thinking routines
  • Allows digital access independent of internet

Elementary School-Bridges in Mathematics

Some Key features are that Bridges:

  • Is tightly aligned to the instructional shifts in CAS, including the Standards of Mathematical Practice
  • Includes in-depth assessments allow teachers to analyze student understandings and plan for reteach
  • Lessons are designed with contexts and models that build on a range of student understandings and experiences
  • Includes a procedural fluency-specific instructional component