In a school where individuality counts and students success relies on how curriculum fits with their needs, it wouldn't behoove us to have a one size fits all math program. Thus, students are assessed for their math proficiency upon arrival at Koshkonong Trails, and a Mathematics course is recommended to them based on their current level of proficiency. In addition to a personalized, individual math program, students build real-world mathematics skills within their projects.
Sample Aleks Course Progression
|Grade 7 - Algebra Readiness|
Grade 8 - Pre-Algebra
Grade 9 - Algebra 1
Grade 10 - Geometry
Grade 11 - Algebra 2 with Trig
Grade 12 (Optional) - Pre Calculus
|Grade 7 - Essentials for Algebra|
Grade 8 - Algebra 1
Grade 9 - Geometry
Grade 10 - Algebra 2 with Trig
Grade 11 - Pre Calculus
Grade 12 - Calculus
Mathematics Integration with Projects
In order for math of any course to have meaning, students need to be able to apply it in a relevant and comprehensive way. At Koshkonong Trails, students will engage deeply with mathematical practices through their projects. These practices as defined in the Common Core Math standards include ...
- 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.
As students analyze wildlife populations, plant and harvest gardens, conduct fundraisers for local organizations and more, they will naturally be compelled to engage with data and mathematical concepts in the same way a true mathematician would. We feel that this will allow students to gain a deeper appreciation for math throughout their time at Koshkonong Trails.