An Indiana school district is taking its middle school math program digital to make sure its students have the necessary technology skills when they graduate.
DeKalb County Central United School District has selected Pearson's digits because it is aligned with Common Core State Standards and will help cut costs, according to Lynn Simmers, district assistant superintendent. The district will be switching to the standards in the 2012-2013 school year.
"With the transition to Common Core and the digital landscape, we couldn't afford to tie ourselves to a traditional textbook for five or six years," said Simmers in a prepared statement.
digits provides math curriculum and technology for individualized instruction. It uses an architecture called interACTIVE Learning Cycle, which allows for instruction based on students' proficiency levels.