Welcome to Secondary Mathematics!
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
- Establish mathematics goals to focus learning.
- Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving.
- Use and connect mathematical representations.
- Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.
- Pose purposeful questions.
- Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding.
- Support productive struggle in learning mathematics.
- Elicit and use evidence of student thinking.
Register here to participate in a self-paced book study on NCTM's Principles to Actions to learn more about the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices.
Mathematics Acceleration Options
About ten percent of students are candidates for acceleration as they enter junior high, and Davis District strives to identify and support them where appropriate.
The DESK Standards have been carefully structured to emphasize certain concepts during specific courses, therefore students may not ‘skip’ a math course as this would put them at a disadvantage in future courses. Davis District supports a variety of paths for acceleration. Please refer to the Secondary Math Course Progressions tab.
Accelerated students should take math every year while in high school. Data shows that students who accelerate and then sit out a year of math in high school loose the advantage of acceleration. The purpose of acceleration should be to enable students to take additional advanced math courses while in high school rather than complete the requirements early. Data shows that there is a negative effect on mathematical knowledge when students miss a year of math classes before high school graduation.
To request more information on accelerating in mathematics, please fill out this form.