• Mission of the D86 Math Department


    The mission of the District 86 Mathematics Department is to empower our students to investigate, understand, and critique the world. Students will develop the quantitative literacy and critical thinking processes they need for professional opportunities and productive citizenship. We are committed to providing an equitable, rigorous, and supportive curriculum that actively engages students in constructing and applying mathematical concepts.

     

    D86 MATH PROGRAM GOALS -- Aligned to the D86 Strategic Plan
    *Pre-decisional & Confidential/Preliminary

    These goals are intended to help us define how our work links to the strategic plan so we can differentiate between pathway plans

GOAL 1, STRATEGY 1
Alignment and Measures of Success
(1.1a) Align course fees, texts, grading practices, objectives, semester exams
(1.1b) Develop a common D86 Program of Studies for implementation 2024-2025
(1.1c) Courses cohesively link to each other in terms of knowledge and skills
(1.1d) Courses are logically sequenced to enhance connections
(1.1e) Assessments increase opportunities to demonstrate knowledge in authentic ways
GOAL 1, STRATEGY 2
Increase exposure to real-world connections in the study of mathematics
(1.2a) Courses support student development of Common Core Math Standards and Practices
(1.2b) Course content reflects the exploration and applications of mathematics
(1.2c) Instruction provides opportunities to demonstrate knowledge in authentic ways
(1.2d) Maximize connections between new concepts and previously learned ideas
GOAL 1, STRATEGY 3
Align courses with college and career opportunities.
(1.3a) Maintain/increase AP enrollment and exam pass rate in all 5 Math/Computer Science AP courses
(1.3b) Provide 4th-year courses that match student interest/career paths
(1.3c) Develop transition math and/or dual credit options
(1.3d) Students have course options that further their math knowledge beyond typical Algebra 2 content
GOAL 2, STRATEGY 4
Optimize the school day to meet student needs
(2.4a) Ensure intervention opportunities are provided before, during, and after the school day
(2.4b) Opportunities are available outside of the 50-minute class period to support student goals
GOAL 2, STRATEGY 5
Provide informed student choice of math courses
(2.5a) Provide choices and options for pathways of study beyond essential concepts
(2.5b) Maximize support for academic risk-taking, including appropriate acceleration of student coursework
GOAL 2, STRATEGY 6
Employ best practices to improve students’ SEL skills
(2.6a) Support student course changes to reflect adjustments of long-term goals
(2.6b) Social-Emotional Learning standards are embedded into the curriculum
GOAL 3, STRATEGY 9
Support curricular collaboration
(3.9a)Opportunities are provided to ensure students are mathematically prepared to enter the high school curriculum