Florida will launch new math standards in 2010, may choose Pearson

Florida will launch its new math standards in the fall of 2010, and Pearson hopes to take part in designing a new learning environment for the state’s students. Pearson submitted a comprehensive suite of K-12 math programs to the Florida State Board of Education—its elementary, middle, and high school offerings are centered on “interactive problem-solving and building a conceptual understanding of mathematics,” all aligned to the new state standards.

Pearson’s Vice President for Florida Debbie Campbell says that the K-12 math programs Pearson has developed for the state will “engage and motivate students, and allow teachers to differentiate instruction to ensure that all students stay on track to build a comprehensive foundation in math.

The following Pearson programs are expected to be approved and available for Florida schools by the fall of 2010:

• enVisionMATH Florida: Grades K-5.

• Florida Mathematics 1, 2, 3: Grades 6-8.

• Prentice Hall Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 © 2011 Florida Edition: Grades 9-12.

Campbell added that Pearson is committed to giving Florida teachers access to professional development to help them implement the new math standards and teach effectively.