Eric S. Smith Middle School, Ramsey School District
eMATH Provides Opportunities for Critical Thinking in the Classroom
Scott Sirota, a 16-year veteran math educator at Eric S. Smith Middle School, says he began using eMATHinstruction (eMATH) materials because he was looking for a curriculum for Algebra I that encouraged critical thinking skills. The Algebra I teachers at the school have now used the curriculum for years and they have continued to see success with it. Scott says that students in the school always perform well on standardized tests, but the teachers have seen an improvement in the students' thinking skills since switching to eMATH, which is harder to measure.