In the fall of 2013, District 181 embarked on a five-year curriculum renewal cycle for mathematics. In year one (2013-14 school year), the District 181 Math Committee worked to research best practices, gain a deep understanding of the Common Core, develop a philosophy statement, and write curriculum aligned to the new standards. In the spring of 2014, the Math Committee completed the last phase of year one by recommending materials to be piloted for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. The recommended materials were presented at the May 27, 2014 Board of Education meeting. We have established new communications to engage families in the math pilot progress, including adding a new section of our website, available here. The page includes links, resources, and FAQs.