Escondido Union ESD | BP 6142.92 Instruction
The Board of Education desires to offer a rigorous mathematics program that provides a strong foundation in basic mathematical skills and prepares students to apply mathematics in real life. The superintendent or designee shall develop grade-level curriculum that offers a balanced instructional program, including but not limited to:
1. Basic mathematical skills: quantification, basic facts, sorting and classification, and computational skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, squares, and square roots
2. Conceptual understanding: knowledge and application of facts and definitions, identification of principles, understanding of relationships among mathematical concepts, recognition and application of signs, symbols, and terms
3. Problem solving: use of mathematical concepts, skills, tools, and reasoning strategies to formulate and solve problems in a variety of situations
The mathematics program shall develop such knowledge and skills in the subject areas of numbers, measurement, geometry, functions, statistics and probability, logic, algebra, and discrete mathematics. Students should know, understand, and demonstrate concepts through their application to classroom and real-life situations.
The superintendent or designee shall ensure that all students have many opportunities to take the full range of mathematics course options.
(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)
The board shall establish specific content and performance standards in mathematical skills, concepts, and problem-solving ability for each grade level. Students at risk of failing to meet performance standards shall receive additional assistance and intervention.
The superintendent or designee shall ensure that certificated staff have opportunities to participate in professional development activities designed to increase their knowledge and skills in effective mathematics teaching practices.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
Students shall have access to sufficient instructional materials, including manipulatives and technology, to support a balanced mathematics program.
(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)
(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)
(cf. 6161.1 - Selection and Evaluation of Instructional Materials)
51210 Areas of study, grades 1 through 6
51220 Areas of study, grades 7 through 12
Improving Mathematics Achievement for All California Students: The Report of the California Mathematics Task Force, 1995
Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, 1992
Policy ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: March 12, 2009 Escondido, California