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Newport-Mesa USD |  BP  6142.92  Instruction

Mathematics Instruction   

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The Governing Board 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 curricula that offer 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

Legal Reference:


51210 Areas of study, grades 1 through 6

51220 Areas of study, grades 7 through 12

Management Resources:


Improving Mathematics Achievement for All California Students: The Report of the California Mathematics Task Force, 1995

Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, 1992


adopted: September 8, 2009 Costa Mesa, California