Utah's Math Future


Sign the Letter

Math Initiative Bill Online

2010 Session
-Sponsor declined to post the bill due to economic circumstances. Good news: some schools are piloting the program anyway.

2009 Session
SB 159 Text
SB 159 Status

Letter of Recommendations

(Letter-Short Version)

Signers & Comments

State Board Support

America's Dire Straits

Singapore Bar Model Example - Brilliant

Singapore Math example set in Narnia

Singapore and Utah Math

Letter Resources

FAQ/About Us

Dissenting Comments

Contact Us

Full MA Study (Summary / Detail Report)

Longitudinal Study Released-Singapore Math WORKS-early release-Presentation by Dr. Bisk from Massachusetts

Presentation to Utah Legislature Education Committee on 9-17-08 (free download)

Dr. Yeap Ban Har's Singapore Math Powerpoint Presentation in Utah on 6-12-08 (free download)

Singapore Math: Simple or Complex (article)

Agency Based Education

Dissenting Opinions

The following are dissenting opinions or questions not covered on the FAQ page concerning this project.  If you would like to voice your dissent, just send us a comment through the contact us page. Dissenter comments will be posted in red and our replies in blue.  All non-abusive comments will be posted relatively soon after receipt.

Mickey Mouse: Weren't most of you part of the "school choice" initiative. Where is the choice here? I honestly don't mind if we use Singapore Math, but it seems to me like this is micro-management from our elected leaders and I wonder how much kick back will they receive for this?

[RESPONSE: Dear Mickey, I enjoyed the park. Just FYI, you're thinking of PCE on the school choice issue. As for a kickback, why is it that that's always the angle everyone thinks is going on somewhere? Follow the money trail here and all you'll find is individuals with less money in their pockets for having made these efforts. It's truly an effort to lift our state and nation out of the crisis we're in. We invite you to join the effort and sign the letter...with your real name next time.]