• Montgomery Township Mathematics Program


    Overview 
    The Montgomery Township Mathematics Program supports the development of the curriculum and instruction for the district encompassing the Kindergarten through grade twelve continuum. An overview and curriculum in each of the grade level spans are provided through the following linked pages.
     
     

     

     Contact Information for Mathematics
    Ms. Jessica Glover K-4 Math/Science Supervisor x 1373 or 2260 jglover@mtsd.us
    Dr. Christopher Herte Mathematics/Science Supervisor 5-8 x 3025 or 4031 
    Mrs. Jennifer Riddell  Mathematics Supervisor 9-12  x 6328 
     
    click for a comprehensive view of the district mathematics program

     

    click for the complete NCTM guidebook
     

     
     
    Elementary Program:  Grades K-4
    Montgomery School District's K-4 Mathematics Curriculum is organized around five content clusters: 
    • Operations &  Algebraic Thinking
    • Number in Base Ten
    • Fractions
    • Geometry
    • Measurement & Data
    All content clusters and the five process skills (problem solving, communication, connections, reasoning, & representation) are addressed in every grade level of the program, building a strong and balanced foundation. In addition, we have designed a facts mastery sequence to ensure that our students can fluently and accurately recall basic math facts when performing everyday computations or solving problems. Using the Math in Focus textbook as our anchor resource, each grade level introduces problems to be solved and situations to be explored that extend students’ conceptual understandings and skills beyond traditional computation. The curriculum is grounded in the research of how students learn mathematics. We believe our curriculum will foster the development of our students' mathematical intuition and the overall mathematical literacy necessary to succeed in a global society.
     
    Instructional designs include:
    • High expectations for all students
    • Dynamic real-world and cross curricular applications, including the use of technology
    • Concrete modeling as a pathway to abstract understanding
    • A problem-solving approach that develops critical thinking skills, strategy development, the application of  concepts, and communication
    • Frequent practice of basic skills through mathematical games
    • An instructional approach that revisits topics in a variety of contexts to ensure full conceptual development and retention
    • Collaborative learning in partner and small group activities

    Montgomery’s K-4 math curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSI) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM) Standards. Therefore, it adequately prepares our students for the New Jersey Statewide Assessment Program. More importantly, however, the curriculum is designed to foster student growth and to develop students’ abilities and motivation to become life-long mathematical thinkers and problem solvers.

    Click here to access Family Resources Webpage for K-4 Families

     
     
    Lower Middle School Program
    The mathematics program provides students with mathematical skills, understanding and attitudes that they will need to be successful in their future careers and daily lives.  Students continue to develop proficiency in reasoning, problem solving, and communicating about mathematics while building their conceptual understanding, and procedural and analytical skills.
     
    The following are the mathematics course offerings:

    Grade 5:  Math 5

    Grade 6:  Math 6, Pre-Algebra 6

     
     
    Upper Middle School Program
    The following are the mathematics course offerings:

    Grade 7:  Pre-Algebra 7, Algebra I Part 1, Algebra I Honors

    Grade 8:  Algebra I Part 1, Algebra I Part 2, Algebra I Part 2 Honors, Geometry Honors                           

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    High School Program
    The following are the mathematics course offerings:

    Level                                Course Offerings

    Basic Skills/                Math Connections I, II, III

    HSPA Prep:

     

          Modified College       Elements of Algebra I, Elements of Geometry,                       

    Prep                            Elements of Algebra II, Elements of Algebra III/Trigonometry

     

     

     

    College Prep:             Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Adv. Algebra  III/Trig. or PreCalc,

                                         Calculus

     

     

    Honors/AP:                 Geometry Honors, Alg. II Honors, Pre-Calc Honors, 

                                               AP Calc AB, AP Calc BC

     

    Electives:                    SAT Prep, Discrete Math, Statistics, AP Statistics

     
     

    Helpful Mathematics Links

     
    Families Page
    www.nctm.org/sem/Lessons, activities, NCTM Standards, Council news, and related resources
     
     
    Figure This!
    www.figurethis.org - Activities and math challenges for middle-grades students and families; some challenges also availablein Spanish; tips for parents in the Family Corner

     

    Illuminations
    http://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/More-Online-Resources-from-NCTM/ - Lessons based on NCTM’s Standards, reviewed Web sites, and interactive tools for students toexplore, learn, and apply mathematics