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Mathematics

Hopewell City Schools supports the mathematical goals for students as itemized by the Virginia Department of Education:

  1. Becoming mathematical problem solvers,
  2. Communicating mathematically,
  3. Reasoning mathematically,
  4. Making mathematical connections, and
  5. Using mathematical representations to model and interpret practical situations.

 At the elementary level, a transition is in progress toward the Guided Math model in which students are organized for small-group math instruction within the classroom.  Foundational instruction flows through the CRA model… from concrete, to representational, to abstract.  The Algebra Readiness program is an instrumental part of math instruction at the middle school level.  Math coaches are in place at each school to model teaching strategies, help organize students for instruction, and plan remedial/enrichment activities.

 

Math instruction in kindergarten through high school is designed to meet students where they are and take them forward to their ultimate level of progress.  Programs are in place for those who experience struggles with math… after-school tutoring by teachers, individualized software, community-partnership tutoring models, and targeted interventions.

 

Accelerated opportunities beginning in third grade include the opportunity to work a year above grade level on math content.  Middle school students can progress through Algebra I and Geometry before leaving grade eight.  Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses are available at the high school level.   

 

Special events in mathematics include an annual Challenge 24 Tournament at the elementary and middle school level.  Students compete to make 24 the fastest using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Also, each semester the high school hosts a Math Fair, which is a blitz of review activities in a carnival-like atmosphere in preparation for the state assessments.

 

 
 
CLICK HERE for links to the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning and Curriculum Frameworks.