It is the charge of Salt Lake City School District teachers, instructional leaders, and families to ensure that all students have access to the highest quality mathematics teaching and learning. The Utah Mathematics Core State Standards are the foundation for mathematics instruction.
The standards for mathematical content for elementary students fall under the domains of counting and cardinality, operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operations in base ten, measurement and data, and geometry. Starting in sixth grade, our secondary students extend their knowledge to also include the domains of ratio and proportionality, number systems, statistics and probability, expressions and equations, function, and modeling. The alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment ensures that those domains are at the center of classroom mathematics.
We advocate instruction that engages students in understanding mathematics, computing fluently, applying strategies to solve problems, reasoning logically, and connecting and communicating mathematical ideas through the standards for mathematical practice. Our curriculum and instruction is coherent, focused and consistent with research in the field where every student is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.
Roger Haglund is in the business of students and their learning. He has been an educator in the public school setting for the past ten years at both the elementary and secondary levels. Roger entered the education field as an ARL (alternative route to licensure) with a degree in Physics. He taught in Granite School District his first year as an elementary school teacher. The next seven years he taught sixth grade at Escalante Elementary School in Salt Lake City School District. For the past three years, Roger has taught seventh and eighth grade math at Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City School District.
Roger’s thoughts on teaching…“We teachers are given such a huge responsibility that if we thought too long about it, we might shrink from the task. We have the power to change lives: not just for the students in the room, but for their families and for the communities in which they will reside. Our circle of influence is greater than we imagine.”
Roger shares a highlight from this year…“I have been asked by a family to make a speech at their son’s graduation party. He is the first person in their family’s history to graduate from high school. He was in my 6th grade class 6 years ago and I am rewarded beyond measure to have his parents honor me with this invitation.”
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A HUGE THANK YOU to all the elementary and secondary teachers that helped in creating, editing, and evaluating our interim math assessments throughout this year!
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Elementary Mathematics Coaches
Secondary Mathematics Coaches
Secondary Mathematics Specialist