Mathematics Curriculum (K-5)
The D97 math program centers on developing students’ conceptual understanding, their skills as problem solvers, and computational fluency. The core K-5 math curricular resource is Eureka Math, which was chosen by the K-5 Math Curriculum Program Review committee because of its focus, coherence and alignment to the CCSS.
Eureka Math connects math to the real world in ways that take the fear out of math and build student confidence – while helping students achieve true understanding lesson by lesson and year after year. The team of teachers and mathematicians who wrote Eureka Math took great care to present mathematics in a logical progression from PK through Grade 12. This coherent approach allows teachers to know what incoming students already have learned and ensures that students are prepared for what comes next. It’s not enough for students to know the process for solving a problem; they need to understand why that process works so they can use it anytime. Teaching mathematics as a story, Eureka Math builds students’ knowledge logically and thoroughly to help them achieve deep understanding. While this approach is unfamiliar to those of us who grew up memorizing mathematical facts and formulas, it has been tested and proven to be a highly successful method. See the Eureka Math Curriculum Overview here. You will be prompted to log in with your Great Minds account.
It is recommended that teachers use Zearn to support small group instruction and differentiation for individual students.
Middle School Math (6th-8th)
Connected Mathematics 3, or CMP3, is an inquiry-based mathematics program for Grades 6-8. It helps students actively focus on math problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. These math practices require students to look deeper and connect problem solving to practical situations.CMP3 provides a powerful inquiry model for learning mathematics. Connect mathematical ideas to students’ everyday world.
Middle School Math Course Placement
Bridge courses for acceleration are offered to 5th-7th grade students as one of two pathways to Algebra I/Integrated Math I by eighth grade. You may access the charts that include the two pathways 5th-7th grade students may select to be considered for acceleration in the area of mathematics here.
Brooks and Julian will communicate mathematics placement to families in July. Please contact April Capuder, Brooks Middle School principal at [email protected] or Jeremy Christian, Julian Middle School principal at [email protected] if you have questions regarding your student’s math placement.
6th Grade Math Placement Matrix
|SPRING NWEA MATH MAP 6+ SCORE
|MATH 6 Tri 3/SUMMER BRIDGE END OF COURSE EXAM
|231 RIT or below
|79% or below on the End of Course Exam
|232 RIT or higher
|80% or higher on the End of Course Exam
Math 6 Placement
Students with a RIT score of 231 or lower on the Spring NWEA MATH MAP 6+ OR a score of 79% or lower on the Tri 3/Summer Bridge End of Course Exam are placed into Math 6 for 6th grade.
Math 7 Placement
Students with a RIT score of 232 or higher on the spring NWEA MATH MAP 6+ OR a score of 80% or higher on the Tri 3/Summer Bridge End of Course Exam are placed into Math 7 for 6th grade.
1At the beginning of Trimester 1 of the 6th grade school year, we will review fall 6th grade NWEA MATH MAP to determine if there is a need to change their math class placement for the start of Trimester 2.
2The math placement matrix is evaluated yearly.