This page provides descriptions of the math curriculum as well as links to district resources, teacher/parent resources and learning websites that provide quality activities for students. The information is presented below by grade levels.
Pre-kindergarten teachers use Everyday Mathematics curriculum in their classrooms which is organized into eight topics: counting, number concepts, operations, graphing, measurement, shapes, position and spatial relationships, and patterns and sorting. Teachers also embed mathematics into their daily classroom centers. Research shows that learning through play is essential for young children; therefore, students are exposed to math as they play in centers of choice. Below are a few examples of ways teachers are including math in their centers.
In Union Public Schools, strong mathematicians are developed through the use of the Everyday Mathematics curriculum. Everyday Mathematics is a research-based curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics program funded by a National Science Foundation grant. The program encourages children to understand why math is important and how they reach their answers. Students are taught various methods for problem-solving and are encouraged to engage in real-world math application scenarios.
At Union, we strive to have appropriate classes for all levels of student mathematicians. The curriculum for each course is aligned to meet the learning needs of students and address state and/or national standards. A complete list of the math textbooks utilized at Union can be accessed below. State legislation requires that students complete three units of math in grades 9-12 for high school graduation.
In addition to the curriculum, the appropriate and daily use of calculators is introduced beginning in Algebra I and throughout the remaining math courses offered. In Algebra I and Geometry, students use scientific calculators and are able to access class sets of Texas Instruments TI-30IIxs or TI-30 Multiview. Beginning in Algebra II and through AP Calculus, students begin to use graphing calculators. These classes primarily use the TI-84+ or TI-Nspire from Texas Instruments.
All maps are subject to change in order to reflect new expectations in the transition to CCSS.