The Mathematics Curriculum is an integrated study of algebra, geometry, measurement, number sense, and statistics and probability. The goal of the curriculum is to help all students demonstrate conceptual understanding and procedural fluency by reasoning, communicating and applying mathematics.
The foundation of the District Mathematics curriculum is the Common Core Standards, with supplemental District level standards. These standards define for all students the minimum level of what they are expected to know in the mathematics content area and the skills needed to apply the content in their personal and professional life experiences.
As a general outcome, it is the desire of the District that each student will have an appreciation of mathematics and will engage in creative problem solving and thoughtful decision making based on the skills acquired in the math curriculum.
Listed below are the goals and indicators, also identified as the major math strands that are found in every grade level math curriculum K – 12.
Goal 1: Students will use the language of algebra to explore, describe, represent, and analyze number expressions and relations that represent variable quantities.
Indicator 1: Use procedures to transform algebraic expressions.
Indicator 2: Use a variety of algebraic concepts and methods to solve equations and inequalities.
Indicator 3: Interpret and develop mathematical models.
Indicator 4: Describe and use properties and behaviors of relations, functions and inverses.
Goal 2: Students will use the language of geometry to discover, analyze, and communicate geometric concepts, properties, and relationships.
Indicator 1: Use deductive and inductive reasoning to recognize and apply properties of geometric figures.
Indicator 2: Use properties of geometric figures to solve problems from a variety of perspectives.
Goal 3: Students will apply systems of measurement and use appropriate measurement tools to describe and analyze the world around them.
Indicator 1: Apply measurement concepts in practical applications.
Number Sense Standards
Goal 4: Students will develop and use number sense to investigate the characteristics of numbers in a variety of forms and modes of operation.
Indicator 1: Analyze the structural characteristics of the real number system and its various subsystems. Analyze the concept of value, magnitude, and relative magnitude of real numbers.
Indicator 2: Apply number operations with real numbers and other number systems.
Indicator 3: Develop conjectures, predictions, or estimations to solve problems and verify or justify the results.
Statistics & Probability Standards
Goal 5: Students will apply statistical methods to analyze data and explore probability for making decisions and predictions.
Indicator 1: Use statistical models to gather, analyze, and display data to draw conclusions.
Indicator 2: Apply the concepts of probability to predict events/outcomes and solve problems.