Mathematics Department Courses - Special Education

  • COMMUNITY MATH

    Grade: 9 -12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: IEP Placement

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    This course provides math instruction targeting the application of basic math skills to everyday situations. Students develop competencies in mathematics for personal use in a problem-solving format that allows them to use math skills in consumer situations. Units will focus on time, scheduling, the value of money, and budgeting, purchasing and banking. The goal of this course is to guide students in building a strong foundation in logical thinking and problem solving that will enable them to make good decisions concerning matters of money and finance in their daily lives. Instruction takes place both in the classroom and the community. Lessons are designed to meet individual strengths and needs.

     

    INTEGRATED MATH 1, 2, 3, 4                                            

    Grade: 9 - 12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: IEP Placement

    Credit: 0.5 per semester                                                                   

    Curriculum is individualized based on IEP objectives  and includes mathematical concepts and problem solving techniques of basic algebra and geometry.  Topics such as order of operations, variable expressions, basic linear equations, word problems, and integers will be introduced. Basic concepts in geometry will include the figures of geometry, (point, line, plane), angles, perpendicular and parallel lines, triangles, and circles.

                                                                                         

    FINANCIAL & PRACTICAL MATH                                                                 

    Grade: 11 -12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: IEP Placement

    Credit: 0.5 per semester                                                                   

    This course offers a practical approach to the fundamental mathematical concepts needed for everyday activities. Topics include a review of how to use basic operations to manipulate whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. Focus is on personal finance topics including budgeting and money management, banking and credit, and saving and investing. This class provides valuable information on how to use math in everyday business and personal finance situations.


    FUNCTIONAL MATH

    Grade: 9 -12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: IEP Placement

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    This course provides learners with  math skills related to activities of daily living. Topics include identifying numbers as they relate to daily living, basic computations, understanding money value concepts, budgeting, identifying units of liquid and dry measure, height and weight measurement, time management, temperature, graphic representation, elapsed time related to scheduled events and calendars.