•  Mathematics
     
    MATH

     
     Mathematics Philosophy of Curriculum    

    In order for students to understand and use mathematics with confidence, the Franklin Township Public School Mathematics Philosophy of Curriculum embraces daily opportunities for students to actively engage and participate in meaningful mathematical learning experiences through inquiry, problem solving and making connections to the world around them. As a result, students will develop the habits of mind that expand their ability to problem solve, reason critically, construct and defend viable arguments and communicate their thought processes. Strategic access to and use of learning tools and technology provide supports for students to meet the rigor of the curriculum while developing conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Students will leave Franklin Township Public Schools capable of functioning and contributing to today’s global society.

    To accomplish this, the Mathematics Curriculum will: 
     
    • Be driven by standards-based learning outcomes measured by purposeful, authentic, and varied forms of assessment that will inform instruction and improve student learning and achievement;
    • Incorporate best practices and current content knowledge that are grounded in scientifically based research;
    • Allow for flexibility that encourages experimentation and innovation within an overall structure that maintains academic rigor and achieves high level standards for all students;
    • Promote interdisciplinary approaches and the integration of writing across the curricula;
    • Integrate creative and progressing use of technology to engage and promote 21st century thinking and learning;
    • Promote differentiation of instruction to meet the diverse learners in our learning communities; and
    • Promote college and career readiness.
    • We will know we achieved this when all students:
    • Recognize the value of numerous approaches and multiple processes;
    • Demonstrate ability to transfer their knowledge and skills appropriately to any problem situation;
    • Demonstrate ability to self-reflect, think critically and globally, apply higher order thinking skills, principles of logic, and transfer independent thinking beyond the classroom;
    • Independently apply mathematical strategies and processes to solve real world problems; and
    • Are able to use and keep pace with the technology for this 21st century