K-12 Math Curriculum Overview
Hillsborough Township offers a comprehensive mathematics curriculum aligned with the
New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
Grade Levels K-5:
Each K-5 mathematics program emphasizes the following content strands as they align with the appropriate grade level of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) in mathematics: numeration, operations and computation, data and chance, geometry, measurement and reference frames, patterns, functions and algebra. The content is presented using a problem solving approach designed to develop critical thinking skills while embedding the New Jersey Standards for Mathematical Practice into the daily teaching and learning. Practice of basic skills is ongoing through a variety of program routines and activities. Topics are revisited regularly and practice is distributed over time to facilitate full concept development. Activities explore a wide variety of content with opportunities for students to apply basic fact skills to geometry, measurement and algebra. Program implementation and assessment offers enrichment and reinforcement based on individual student need. Each K-5 mathematics program helps prepare students to take the grade appropriate Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) assessment.
Grade Levels 6-8:
In the 2015 - 2016 school year we implemented the Connected Mathematics 3 series published by Pearson. Each grade level in Connected Math 3 is made up of eight units. Every unit consists of a series of investigations and hands-on activities which develop a specific math concept. Through the use of technology and inquiry-based learning students further develop a strong mathematical understanding. Each 6-8 mathematics program helps prepare students to take the grade appropriate Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) assessment.
Grade Levels 9-12:
Our high school mathematics department offers a variety of courses and levels to meet the needs of all students. All students entering 9th grade will be required to take algebra 1, if they have not completed it in the middle school, followed by geometry, algebra 2. After algebra 2, students choose from a variety of courses all of which extend their mathematical learning. Algebra 1, geometry and algebra 2 have corresponding Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments in which all students must participate. Our College Prep and Honors courses offer students challenging and rigorous opportunities in preparation for further study in mathematics or related fields. We also offer a variety of AP courses for students who qualify and may wish to earn college credit.