REACH Mathematics

Math Enrichment

The classroom teacher is the primary source of mathematics enrichment, providing extension opportunities for all students. S/he may work with flexible groups of students who demonstrate, through classroom performance, the need for learning extensions in mathematics. REACH teachers support classroom teachers with differentiating instruction and developing rigorous activities to meet students' learning needs.

Math Acceleration

Acceleration, as defined by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), is "a strategy of progressing through education at rates faster or ages younger than the norm." 

Beginning in Grade 3, REACH Mathematics is an accelerated program in which standards are compacted, resulting in students covering more content than is typically covered in a school year. This leads to students completing curriculum ahead of grade-level standards.

Grade 

Grade Level

 Single Accelerated 

Double Accelerated

3*

Grade 3 Math (CCSS 3)

 

Grade 3 REACH Math (CCSS 3 & 4)

4*

Grade 4 Math (CCSS 4)

 

Grade 4 REACH Math (CCSS 4 & 5)

5*

Grade 5 Math (CCSS 5)

 

Grade 5 REACH Math (CCSS 6 & 7)

6

Math 1

(CCSS 6, 7

 

PreAlgebra

(CCSS 8)

7

Math 2

(CCSS 7)

 PreAlgebra

(CCSS 78

Algebra

8

PreAlgebra

(CCSS 8)

Algebra

Geometry

Algebra

Geometry (Honors)

Algebra 2 & Trig Honors/Enriched

10¹

Geometry

 Algebra 2 & Trig

Algebra 2 & Trig H

PreCalculus Honors

Enriched & AP Stats

11¹

Algebra 2

PreCalculus

PreCalculus Honors

 AP© Calculus AB

AP© Calculus BC

12¹

PreCalculus

College Algebra

AP© Calculus AB

AP© Calculus BC

AP© Calculus BC

ACP Calculus III

 

*Math extension is accomplished through enrichment provided by the classroom teacher.

¹This is a general overview of the math opportunities. Additional pathways and courses can be found here.

Elementary School

Enrichment (K - Grade 2)

REACH teachers support early elementary teachers with instructional strategies and resources to help enhance mathematics curriculum in Kindergarten through Grade 2.

REACH Mathematics (Grades 3-5)

REACH Mathematics is a compacted and accelerated course, meeting daily during the student's regularly scheduled Mathematics block. REACH Mathematics in elementary school covers the equivalent of 5 years of mathematics content in three years, using above-grade-level texts and requiring students to complete complex tasks. Students successfully completing REACH Mathematics in elementary school are "double-accelerated" in the area of math and prepared to enroll in PreAlgebra in Grade 6.

Middle School

Single-Accelerated Mathematics

The single-accelerated mathematics pathway begins with PreAlgebra in Grade 7. Students identified for PreAlgebra demonstrate a mastery of Grade 6 math content prior to their 6th grade year. Students in single-accelerated math are prepared for Algebra in Grade 8. This pathway leads students to Advanced Placement (AP©) Calculus in Grade 12.

Double-Accelerated Mathematics

The double-accelerated mathematics pathway begins with PreAlgebra, or the equivalent of Grade 8 mathematics standards, in Grade 6. Students identified for PreAlgebra demonstrate mastery of Grade 7 math content prior to their 6th grade year. Students in double-accelerated math are prepared for Algebra in Grade 7 and Geometry in Grade 8. This pathway leads students to Advanced Placement© (AP©) Calculus in Grade 11, and Advanced College Project (ACP) mathematics in Grade 12.

High School

Honors Mathematics

Honors-level mathematics courses are rigorous and require students to demonstrate a sophisticated ability to approach and solve rich mathematics problems. Honors-level mathematics prepares students for Advanced Placement© (AP©) Math courses.

Enriched Mathematics

Enriched mathematics courses are extensions of Honors-level mathematics with the addition of BASIC programming and Mathematica. Enriched-level courses prepares students for Advanced Placement© (AP©) Math courses.

Advanced Placement (AP©) Mathematics

Advanced Placement© (AP©) Mathematics courses expose students to the type of scholarly environment and rigor that is comparable to an introductory college course.  Students are strongly encouraged to take the AP© exam in spring.

Advanced College Project (ACP) Mathematics

ACP is a partnership between Elmhurst District 205 and Indiana University (IU) in which students are dually enrolled in college coursework while in high school. Students earn college credit for completed ACP courses and receive an Indiana University transcript at the conclusion of their high school academic career. ACP Math courses are currently in development.

For more information about the high school mathematics program, visit the York Math Department website.