Course Grade Level Description
Strategic Math - 1 Credit (elective) taken concurrently with Algebra I
Introduction to Strategic Math
This course is required for students whose mathematics proficiency is below grade level as indicated by eighth grade diagnostic assessments and teacher recommendation. This course meets daily for 90 minutes and is taken at the same time as their Integrated Algebra I class.
Strategic Math Goal StatementThis course is designed to help students improve the transition from arithmetic and pre-algebra understandings to algebraic understandings. This course is designed for students to increase the skills needed to be successful in Algebra. The balanced approach to mathematics in this course will provide diagnostic interventions based on individual student needs, and provide support for the Integrated Algebra I class. Additional benefits of this course are:
- targeted support to students so that they are successful in Algebra
- boost self-confidence in mathematics
- review/preview Algebra concepts
- show students how effort is related to success in mathematics
- strengthen vocabulary
Data from the Algebra course and collaboration amongst the Algebra/Strategic Mathematics teachers will be used to inform instruction.