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MINUTES
SCHOOL BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
901 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The School Board of Hillsborough County, Florida, met in Workshop Session Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 9 a.m.,in the School Board Auditorium, 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, with Superintendent JeffEakins, and Board Members Lynn L. Gray, Sally Harris, Tamara P. Shamburger, Cindy Stuart, and Susan Valdes present. Chair Cindy Stuart presided.

Board Members absent from today’s workshop were: April Griffin, and Melissa Snively

Others present:

Board Attorney – James Porter

Deputy Superintendent: Van Ayres

Chief of Schools, Administration: Harrison Peters

Assistant Superintendents/Division Chiefs: Diversity – Minerva Spanner-MorrowOutreach – Larry Sykes, Ed.D.Teaching and Learning – Debbie Cook

Administrative Secretary (Recording) – Kandee King

Approximately 10 people were in theaudience, including other school district personnel. Chair Stuart called the meeting to orderat 9 a.m.

(1)  Filling the Gap inElementary Mathematics(Office of Teaching and Learning)

This workshop was held to provide an overview of elementary mathematics standards and the proposed gapyear resources provided to teachers and students. This workshop will include teacher feedback, textbook adoption cycle information, and financial impact.

Debbie Cook, Chief Academic Officer, made brief comments and introduced team, Barbara Hancock,General Director, Instructions Leadership; Karine Johns, Supervisor, Educational Materials; Jack Fahle, Supervisor, Elementary Mathematics.

Jack Fahle, presented a PowerPoint outlining the following:

Essential Questions

  • What student math practices are necessary to meet the demands of the Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS)?
  • How do the Go Math! resources and the proposed Gap Year resources compare in meeting the demands of the MAFS?
  • What feedback have our teachers provided about the support resources they need?

Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS)

  • Content Standards: K-8
    • Define what achild should learn and be able to do in mathematics for each specific gradelevel
  • Standards for Mathematical Practice: K-12
    • Define how a child will be able to demonstrate their mathematical understanding ofskills and concepts

Standards for Mathematical Practice

  • The mathematically proficient student will
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Model with mathematics 
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
  • Attend to precision
  • Look for and make use of structure
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Subtraction Standards

  • Kindergarten: Solve addition and subtraction word problems and add and subtract within 10 by using objects or drawings.
  • 1st Grade: Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number.
  • 2nd Grade: Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • 2nd Grade: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one and two step word problemsinvolving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number
  • 3rd Grade: Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on placevalue, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • 4th Grade: Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

Why do we have Go Math!?

  • Go Math! was adopted in 2009
    • Current Standards: Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
  • 2011 – Implementation of Common Core Standards begins
  • 2014 – Implementation of Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS) begins

Text Book Adoption

  • Typically lasts 5-6 years
  • State pushed elementary math adoption back two years
    • We purchased Go Math!
  • State pushed elementary math adoption back an additional year
    • Creates a "Gap Year” (2018-19) where we currently have no purchased materials

Gap Year Options

  • Purchase Go Math! for one additional year
    • Resources not written for our standards
  • Utilize alternative resources to Go Math!
    • Instructional Guides
    • Open Source Educational Materials
    • Supplemental consumable practice book

Why Use the Instructional Guides?

"How beneficial are the district-developed Instructional Guides in your planning process?”

  • Extremely Beneficial – 40.32%
  • Very Beneficial – 41.13%
  • Somewhat Beneficial – 16.13%
  • Not Very Beneficial – 2.42%
  • Not at all Beneficial – 0.00%

Teacher Survey

Over 400 Teacher Responses from over50 schools

"When Go Math! does not have resources aligned to the standards, where do you turn?”

  • District Created Instructional Guides: 80.25%
  • Second highest choice isCPALMS which is one of the resources we are incorporating into updated guides

Remove Go Math! resources

  • Replace with standards based created or curated materials
    • Curated materials will come fromstandards based Open Source materials
      • Engage NY, CPALMS, Illustrative Mathematics, etc.
  • Significantly enhanced, updated planning support for teachers including:
    • Planning PowerPoint
    • Specific Learning Targets
General Timeline
  • 2017-2018 school year:
    • Development of K-5 scope/sequence and units
    • Field testing of new units
    • New units available to all teachers for use and feedback
    • "Training” math coaches and math leads on gap year resources
  • 2018-2019 school year:
    • Training on gap year resources during pre-planning
    • Implementation of gap year resources
    • Typical” district adoption process for elementary mathematics
    • Selected materials purchased for use the following school year
  • 2019-2020 school year:
    • Implementation of new materials

There was general discussion to include:

  • There are multiple resources, addressing the needs of students with special needs, professional development for teachers, and cost savings
  •  Word problems become grammar, concerns regarding students with language barrier
  • Teacher and community input was valued
  • Teachers will prepare students for traditional, paper and pencil test taking, as well as, computer based testing
  • Want a high quality adoption, not just an adoption
  • Other districts are following the same process that we outlined

With no further discussion the workshop adjourned at 10:07 a.m. (Audio recording on file.)


HCPS publishes minutes of School Board meetings after Board approval. Although the online minutes do not include signatures, citizens may arrange to review the official documents by completing a public records request with the Communications Department.

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