The Williamsburg-James City County Schools Mathematics Curriculum incorporates the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning into all of our mathematics classrooms. These standards were revised in the Spring of 2016. These revised standards have intentionally increased the level of rigor and expectations for students learning mathematics. Each spring students in grades three through eight, as well as all Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II students, are assessed using the state assessments to measure student understanding of this curriculum. Our vertical curriculum begins in the Kindergarten classroom. The K-8 curriculum focuses on number sense, computation and estimation, measurement, geometry, probability, statistics, and patterns, functions and algebra. The high school curriculum becomes more focused on Algebra, Geometry, Calculus and Statistics.
Elementary students learn through an interactive, hands-on approach to mathematics. It is the foundation on which students experience success and determination with real-world, application-type problems. Students are encouraged to explore patterns and build relationships with manipulatives, as well as engage in ‘Math Talk’ as they solidify their understanding of foundational number concepts.
Technology, manipulatives, and collaboration are techniques that are used with middle school students to help them develop a deep understanding of the mathematics curriculum. Application of foundational number concepts is interwoven within the middle school math curriculum. This curriculum is focused on preparing students for the rigor of high school mathematics.
High school students have the opportunity to take an extensive range of courses. Classes range from Algebra I to AP Calculus and AP Statistics. The expectation is that students take a minimum of one math course each year they attend high school, with all students completing either Functions-Trigonometry or Probability and Statistics by graduation. Math is an integral part of adult success in our world. Math helps us learn to think, problem solve, and interpret the world around us.
For more information about Secondary Mathematics ranging from course criteria, SOL and acceleration testing, to credit questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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