Prep Period: A4 & B6
Prep Periods: A3 & B5
Prep Period: B7
Prep Period: B8
Prep Period: A2
Prep Periods: A4 & B8
Prep Period: B6
Prep Period: B7
Prep Periods: A1 & B5
Prep Periods: A4 & B6
Teaches Only B-days, Prep Period: B7
Prep Periods: A2 & B6
Our mission is to develop every student’s ability and confidence in learning and independent thinking through mathematical inquiry and problem solving.
Our vision is that. . .
• Every student has and takes advantage of the opportunity to succeed with academic integrity.
• Teachers create and use meaningful assessments not only to evaluate student work, but also to prepare students for future tests such as the ACT, AP Tests, college placement exams, etc.
• Teachers align the curriculum horizontally so that a student will be taught the same curriculum regardless of teacher.
• Teachers align the curriculum vertically so that students can experience smooth transitions from one year to the next.
As teachers we value. . .
• Sharing best practices within our department and applying them individually in the classroom.
• Teaching students the skills they need to succeed.
• Using class time in a meaningful and productive way.
• Developing relationships of mutual respect between teacher and student that build a safe and positive learning environment.
We believe. . .
• Students can become responsible citizens, critical thinkers, and effective communicators through the process of learning mathematics.
• Teachers can be more effective by working together than working individually.
• Technology is a critical component of an effective classroom.
• Data from assessments can be used to improve instruction.
Question #1– What do we expect students to learn?
• We focus on common assessments that force us to discuss and define what we expect students to learn.
• For each class we work as a department to outline which sections from the book are from the core curriculum and which are not.
• We discuss which concepts in addition to the core we feel are important to the future success of our students.
Question #2–How will we know if they have learned it?
• We work on developing common assessments to determine which concepts our students have and have not learned.
• We discuss and develop other assessment strategies such as quizzes, verbal assessments, homework, students teaching other students, etc.
Question #3–What will we do if they don’t learn?
• We notify parents when a student struggles.
• We discuss specific study skills that students can develop to improve learning.
• We encourage students to get help after school either with their own teacher or at the school math lab.
• We have three enrichment classes that students can take to give them extra face-to-face time with a teacher to learn what they are missing.
Question #4–What will we do for those who have learned it?
• We have a successful honors and AP program for students who excel in math.
• We participate in national and state math contests for high achieving students.
• Students can tutor other students through the National Honor Society in the Math Lab.