The foundation for the Peoria Public Schools mathematics program is based upon the six principles described in the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics(NCTM 2000).
Equity: All students in the Peoria Public Schools shall have equitable access to a high-quality mathematics education. High expectations and equitable support for all students provide the opportunity for success.
|Curriculum: The mathematics' curriculum in the Peoria Public Schools is coherent and standards-based. The 4-Quarter Plans provide the structure for the standards-based curriculum. Built around the big ideas in mathematics, the 4-Quarter Plans are aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards and Illinois Assessment Framework. Teachers have a number of resources from which to draw to plan and implement engaging mathematics lessons.|
Teaching and Learning: Teachers in the Peoria Public Schools are professionals who make informed instructional decisions based on the needs of their students. Instruction is based on the belief that all students can learn mathematics with understanding.
Assessment: Assessment in mathematics is ongoing, varied, and an integral part of instruction. Teachers use assessment as a tool for making instructional decisions. A comprehensive assessment program that is aligned with the curriculum is being developed in the Peoria Public Schools.
Technology: The use of technology in the mathematics classroom can enhance student learning. In the Peoria Public Schools, technology is used to promote problem-solving, develop conceptual understanding, and investigate mathematical relationships. The use of technology is not intended to replace the development of computational fluency with basic number facts and relationships.
The New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core
STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE