Secondary Mathematics provides support to secondary mathematics teachers by overseeing revisions and implementation of the Secondary Mathematics Core Curriculum, answering questions, and providing clarification for teachers and administrators regarding the Secondary Mathematics Core Curriculum. Secondary Mathematics Professional Development and Leadership opportunities are offered that support student achievement through core implementation.
State Mathematics Education Coordinating Committee (SMECC)
SMECC is a group of district mathematics coordinators, university professors, and charter school representatives in Utah. SMECC meets three to four times per year for statewide collaboration, professional development, and discussion of mathematics issues. Participation is limited to those in mathematics leadership positions in local educational agencies. The SMECC mailing list is the primary means of disseminating current information. Contact Diana Suddreth for more information regarding this committee.
Common Core State Standards
In August 2006, The Utah State Board of Education (USOE) adopted the K-12 Utah Core Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts. The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) then worked with Utah educators and various stakeholders to determine the best approach in using the standards in ways that would meet the unique needs of Utah students. USOE continues to work on implementation plans and support documents. The Utah Core was implemented in grades 6 and 9 in 2011, grades K-7, 9-10 in 2012, and will be implemented in all grades by the 2013-14 school year.
The funding of all USTAR grants is contingent on continued funding from the Utah State Legislature. The new competitive grant applications for the 2013-2014 year are now available here. They are due no later than Friday May 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
STEM White Paper - October 30, 2012
Core Standards for Mathematics - A Review
Mathematics Steering Committee Report
Utah's 3-Tier Model of Mathematics Instruction
Utah's Mathematics Model and Master Plan
USOE Instructional Materials Search (RIMS)