“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas”
The mathematics program aims to provide students with the mathematics skills, understanding, and attitudes that they will need to be successful in their daily lives and future careers. Students will work to develop proficiency in reasoning, problem solving, collaborating, and communicating about mathematics while building their conceptual understanding, procedural, and analytical skills. The kindergarten through 2nd grade mathematics curriculum is implemented through the Math Expressions program. In grades 3 - 6, the enVision Math 2.0 program is utilized for mathematics instruction and providing guided and independent practice. Upon entering sixth-grade, students are grouped by ability. The Big Ideas math program is used to provide classroom activities and exercises to review the mathematics content. These programs are structured to provide a developmental spiral of mathematical concepts and skills. All levels of the curriculum emphasize the development of math fact fluency and its application to real world situations. Math instruction includes the use of computers, calculators, and manipulatives. The curriculum and materials used are consistent with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Common mathematics course sequences are illustrated above.
In order for students to continue in the Advanced or Gifted & Talented math sequence, students must maintain the required final average of earning of a B or above.
Students who wish to progress into the Advanced or Gifted & Talented math sequence must meet the criteria for the courses.
Additional Math Resources
Below is a list of free, interactive tools for learning and practicing math facts/skills:
Below is a list of sites that contain information about the standards for mathematics education, as well as the various required state assessments.
The links above are external web sites. They have been reviewed by district staff; however, the district and Board of Education assume no responsibility for their content as it may change.