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We recently engaged in an investigation of the available curriculum for mathematics. We have been in a holding pattern since the standards were adopted, having been told that the text book companies hadn't yet aligned to the new standards. Our findings were that k-5, as was our focus, Engage New York was the only curriculum we explored that had adequate attention to the major work at every grade level and maintained the integrity of the standards by only including material taught at that grade level. We only looked at 5 curricula, and we used the Instructional Material Evaluation Tool (IMET), and for ourselves confirmed what we had read previously in Edreports.
Engage New York has videos on their site and districts have created videos to support families use of the material in the same way at home. Many teachers also use the videos as part of lessons, to support students who need to see it again, to preview them before teaching to become more familiar with the Engage New York verbiage/instruction or they record them selves or show prepared videos when they have to have a sub so that the instruction is consistent.
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