Mathematics

 

Curriculum

The core curriculum at each grade level is based on K-12 exit goals. The curriculum includes shared goals spanning all subject areas and specific goals. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for the 21st century. Our instructional staff continuously align their classroom instruction to the goals of the core curriculum

Student Goals Shared by all Content Areas


All subject areas must provide learning experiences which enable students to:

  • Respect self, others, and the environment.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Know how to learn and work productively.
  • Acquire and process information.
  • Use critical and creative thinking to make decisions and solve problems.
  • Work and participate independently and cooperatively.
  • Acquire a core of understandings and competencies within the content areas.

Mathematics

  • Develop personal management skills, confidence, and a positive attitude toward the use, value, and power of mathematics.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to interact with others in learning and problem-solving situations.
  • Develop, apply, and generalize problem-solving approaches to investigate, understand, and resolve problems.
  • Understand and apply reasoning processes.
  • Communicate mathematical ideas in written and oral form.
  • Recognize the connections among mathematical topics, other disciplines, and everyday experiences.
  • Become competent in the selection and application of appropriate technological tools.
  • Recognize, describe, and generalize patterns, relationships, and functions.
  • Develop number sense to demonstrate, analyze, and use the various forms of real numbers, their relationships, and algorithms.
  • Develop mental mathematics skills.
  • Develop estimation skills.
  • Understand and use measurement in practical situations.
  • Develop geometric concepts and spatial sense.
  • Use probability and statistical concepts and methods to solve problems.
  • Interpret and apply algebraic concepts and methods to solve real life problems.