The K-8 Mathematics Department oversees the teaching and learning of mathematics, curriculum, assessments, and professional development. The goal of our mathematics program is to meet the needs of all learners so that they become critical problem solvers and reflective thinkers in a diverse evolving global and technological society. The mathematics program is grounded in the 2017 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics, in both the Standards for Mathematical Content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
The Math Department seeks to meet the needs of all students through a collaborative tiered system of support. Each building is supported by Math Specialists who serve as content specialists, provide coaching and planning support to teachers, and provide intervention to students. Math specialists collaborate with teachers to design and provide high quality learning experiences aligned with NCTM’s Effective Math Teaching Practices. The K-8 Math Department collaborates with ECS, EL and Special Education to make math accessible for all learners in heterogeneously grouped classrooms.