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Math at Ormondale


The California Common Core Standards (CCSS) were adopted in August of 2010. PVSD began implementing this new set of standards in 2014-15. The transition to a CCSS aligned program, along with our community beliefs about teaching and learning, are outlined in our 2013-2018 Strategic Plan.  The staff in Portola Valley School District have worked overtime to understand the standards and the impact of the standards on teaching and learning in Portola Valley. We are always continuing to create a robust math program.


The graphic below shows a high level overview of key mathematical shifts in CCSS in relation to traditional math instruction. 


In 2015-16 the district worked with teachers to adopt a new core program and supplemental materials that focus on rigor, differentiation, and deeper learning that help us to address the diverse learning needs of our school community.  


Core Instructional Materials Adoption Process


 Core Program - 2016-2022


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Math Expressions Common Core was adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2016. This curriculum offers a wide variety of features for all types of learners and is balanced through adaptive digital access and traditional workbooks. Review the Math presentation given to parents about the program. 


Supplemental Curriculum

The following resources help to supplement the core program and may be used throughout student's math experience at Corte Madera. These resources can also used at home.