We’re currently targeting funding for Math and Science Achievement. This focus is about excellence and equity as the District takes on the more rigorous Common Core State Standards curriculum to improve analytical thinking and better prepare students for careers and higher education.
There are many opportunities to connect community and university resources with math and science achievement in our schools. With your support, we can turn these opportunities into reality.
You can donate to support the Campaign for Math and Science Achievement by indicating it on our donation form.
Our First Math and Science Achievement Grant
The Schools Fund Board approved a $30,000 grant for “Fractions: Bridge to Grade 5 Common Core” as the first Math and Science Achievement grant. The grant will provide all 4th and 5th graders in the District with a strong conceptual understanding of fractions using materials for intervention and support during the transition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Lori MacDonald, K-5 Math Coach, said of the grant, “I am convinced that the marriage of a solid curriculum (like A Story of Units that is Common Core designed) with a deep constructivist approach like Math Talks will help Berkeley teachers create optimal classrooms for students to learn math in the most expansive and enduring ways.”
Learn more about Math and Science Achievement and Common Core State Standards:
“Who Says Math Has to be Boring?” from The New York Times, December 7, 2013
Edutopia resources for understanding Common Core State Standards