Vision for K-12 Mathematics

Buncombe County Schools Mathematics

Purpose:

Every Buncombe County School student will be a confident mathematical thinker who is a flexible problem solver prepared for continual change in a global society.

We Believe:

• Students build important mathematical concepts and procedures with understanding and meaning from active discussions carefully facilitated by the teacher.
• Students construct mathematical knowledge by actively engaging in authentic math task and classroom experiences that connect and deepen prior knowledge.
• Quality mathematics teaching requires a deep mathematical content knowledge, an understanding of students as learners and effective instructional practices.
• Our mathematics curriculum is focused on grade level standards, coherent across grade levels, and balanced in rigor for ALL students.
• In the power of YET. That through perseverance, hard word and an overall growth mindset environment ALL students can achieve success in mathematics.
• Technology is a tool to complement effective instruction but cannot replace the power harnessed from powerful mathematical discussions in classrooms.

Our Curriculum:

• Is fully aligned to the grade level standards of North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study
• Offers intensification below, at and above grade level.
• Investigations 3.0 for Kindergarten through 5th grade.
• Illustrative Mathematics by OpenUp for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
• Locally designed and revised by local mathematics specialist for high school. Core Plus Mathematics and the Mathematics Vision Project serve as our anchor texts.


Acceleration Options:

Beginning in 6th grade, and in compliance with HB986, Buncombe County Schools offers accelerated mathematics course offerings for qualifying students. Details about procedures and placements into these courses can be found in this 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Math Options google document.


Snapshot of different pathways through K-12 mathematics in Buncombe County Schools. (Currently being revised, check back for the updated pathway chart.)

Questions or request for additional mathematics information can be obtained by emailing K-12 Math Specialist Stefanie Buckner. (Stefanie.buckner@bcsemail.org)

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