Students need to be empowered with mathematical literacy so they can value mathematics, reason and communicate mathematically, and become math problem solvers. Students need to make connections within mathematics, between mathematics and other disciplines, and between math and the real world. As students develop mathematical skills, it is important that they experience the enjoyment and fascination of mathematics, as well as the challenge of higher level mathematics.
The District 205 program is designed to help all students progress in mathematics. The importance of mathematics is independent of a student’s gender, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic status. All students need to develop number sense and an understanding of patterns and relationships. They also need a working knowledge of measurement, statistics, probability, geometry, algebra, estimation, and the ability to solve routine and non-routine problems. There is emphasis on concept building and problem solving with appropriate use of facts and definitions, algorithms, and technology.
Grades 2-5 Math Assessment Guidelines for 2012-2013
Below is specific information regarding the math pre and post test administrative guidelines for the 2012-2013 school year.
Pre-tests: The pre-test will not go home with the student. This assessment is ...more
Everyday Math Online Tutorials
Are you trying to help your student at home with their math homework? The Everyday math online tutorials will help provide you with videos, demonstrations, and examples on student problems from the material that your child is exposed to in the classroom. Here is the link (click on the free resources button): http://www.everydaymathonline.com
6th Grade Placement Information
Information about the placement process for 6th grade math can be found here.
Middle School Math Placement Appeals
Information about the Middle School Math Placement Appeals process can be found here.