BCSD Mathematics


    Philosophical Basis For Brighton's K-12 Math Program

    • Mathematics can and must be learned by all students. Mathematics education requires high expectations and strong support for all students to be successful and meet their full potential.
    • A mathematics curriculum should be coherent and well articulated across the grades. The curriculum should guide students to increasing levels of sophistication and depth of knowledge.
    • A mathematics curriculum should support development of thinking and reasoning skills while focused on important mathematical ideas.
    • The mathematics curriculum should support the communication of ideas through reading, writing, and discussion.
    • Students must learn mathematics with conceptual understanding to enable them to solve the new kinds of problems the rapidly changing world presents.
    • Assessment should be an ongoing classroom activity that supports the learning of mathematics and informs instruction.
    • Effective teaching requires that the teacher knows and understands mathematics, knows and understands the developmental stages of learners, and knows and employs a variety of instructional strategies.
    • Technology should be used in mathematics education as a teaching tool to enhance student learning, but not as a replacement for basic understanding and computational fluency.

    Mathematical Goals for BCSD Students:

     Students will meet and exceed New York State Standards in mathematics understanding.

    1. Students will be enrolled in a math course every year through graduation.
    2. All students will be successful on the Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II Regents exam.
    3. Increase participation in college math study.

    Mathematical Resources for Specific Grade Levels:

    • 6-8