Math Task Force Recommended Math Course Pathways – FAQ
What follows are answers to frequently asked questions about the proposed math courses and math pathways that, if approved by the Board of Education, will be introduced during the 2015/16 school year.
The District’s Math Task Force, consisting of students, parents, math teachers, and administrators, has recommended the math courses and math pathways described below. These recommendations include:
- pathways to Calculus AB and BC for qualified students;
- multiple “compression” options for students who are ready for more challenge;
- opportunities to take summer school classes that provide additional entry points to the compression tracks; and
- support classes for learners who need additional time to master concepts.
The recommended courses and pathways were originally formulated by the PMS, PHS, and MHS math educators and represent what the teachers consider to be the most practical, feasible, coherent way to “compress” and “expand” the math units. The Math Task Force vetted these pathways and recommended these to the Board of Education for adoption. These recommendations provide more opportunity for students seeking to accelerate than are currently in place.