Mathematics

  • In alignment with District 300's mission and vision, students who graduate from our schools will be critical thinkers, collaborators, and innovative problem solvers to address real-world problems and situations. In addition, students will engage in meaningful math discourse, engagement tasks, and purposeful small-group instruction. 

    Elementary School

    Elementary math instruction will focus on number sense and algebraic thinking in order for students to develop conceptual understanding. In the primary grade levels, students will make tens, practice addition and subtraction, and progress into multiplication and division. Fractions will become a priority in the intermediate grades. In all grade levels, students will focus on problem-solving, geometry, measurement, and data. Students will learn to reason mathematically, explain their thinking, and justify their answers.

    Middle School

    Middle school math instruction focuses on ratios, proportions, algebra readiness, statistics, geometry, and the number system. Students will engage in rigorous mathematical tasks to master fractions, ratios, rates, expressions, and equations. Students will learn to reason mathematically, explain their thinking, and justify their answers.

    High School

    High school mathematics instruction focuses on sequential experiences to lead students toward targeted post-secondary goals. A variety of rigorous elective courses allow students to explore advanced topics in mathematics. 

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    Director of Mathematics

     

    Kari Waller

     

    Kari.Waller@d300.org