Next year, teachers of grades K-2 will start using Singapore Math. The new teaching method goes into effect for grades 3-5 in the following year.
A math teaching method based on the curriculum widely used in Singapore is coming to Madison elementary schools starting next year.
The Board of Education approved the use of the textbook "Math in Focus: Singapore Math" at its meeting on Tuesday.
Grades K-2 will start using the textbook next year, and grades 3-5 will start using it the following year, school officials said. A "parent night" to introduce parents to "Math in Focus" is expected to be held in the fall.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi said the cost of the new textbooks and teacher training over the two years is expected to be around $104,000.