Williamsville Central School District

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Under the supportive leadership of Dr. Christopher McGinley, Director of PK-12 Mathematics & Computer Science, Williamsville’s math program has earned the reputation for being on the cutting edge of implementing research-based instructional strategies while creating structures to improve and provide all students with opportunities to achieve at the highest levels possible. Consequently, Williamsville has been recognized by Buffalo Business First as the #1 one school district for mathematics in Western New York (out of ninety-six school districts) for the last thirteen consecutive years. Additionally, in July 2020 Williamsville won top honors from District Administration magazine as one of the nation's top districts for Closing the Achievement Gap in mathematics, and in January 2021, Williamsville received the national District of Distinction award at the Future of Education Technology Conference.

A Look into Williamsville's Math Program

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Using the New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics as a foundation, the Williamsville Central School District has developed a highly coherent math curriculum using research-based strategies that emphasizes depth over breadth with a focus on building students' number sense, math fact fluency, and problem solving skills.  Our curriculum is more than a collection of activities; it is highly coherent, focused, and well articulated across the grades with the goal of preparing students to think critically, problem solve, innovate, communicate, and collaborate. We believe that students must learn mathematics with understanding by actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge.

Please explore our site to learn more about the Mathematics program in Williamsville.