## Our **Mathematics** Program

Through a blended learning model, HigherSchool’s program of instruction delivers individualized, online lesson modules, complemented by diagnostics and assessments, and hands-on, differentiated activities and instruction led by a highly qualified instructor. Instruction is provided in Mathematics to students from PreK to Grade 12. HigherSchool uses a differentiated curriculum that meets the needs of all learners - struggling, high performing, and the exceptional learner.

HigherSchool's Mathematics instruction focuses on building conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Lessons based in real world problem solving requiring mathematical discourse and cooperative dialogue are used to develop mathematical reasoning that is complex and critical. The mathematics curriculum is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Focal Points and Connects as well as the Common Core Standards. Math lessons include a rich balance of math concepts ranging from numbers to operations, Algebra and Algebraic thinking, Measurement and Data, and Geometry. Instruction is scaffolded and differentiated to support struggling learners, higher performing students, and exceptional learners.

A rigorous model of Standards based instructional services in Mathematics incorporates diagnostic assessments, teacher facilitated group instruction, and online instruction.

HigherSchool's online Math programs are rigorous instruction and practice programs that fully prepare students in a highly supportive way. Our lessons regularly incorporate the use of manipulatives to allow students to better understand and learn mathematical concepts. Our instructors have the flexibility to use manipulatives, and other tools, more frequently so students can learn, participate and advance more readily within a small group environment.

Students are supported in justifying their reasoning using key vocabulary words to communicate mathematical ideas. Researchers have found that students' conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills improve when they are encouraged to make sense of mathematics by writing about their mathematical thinking.

Assessment and instruction emphasize conceptual understanding as well as procedural fluency and reflect Common Core's focus on rigor, relevance, and coherence.

Title I Math ProgramMy teachers and I met to review each student’s record. The overall consensus is that the HigherSchool Title I program has definitely benefited our students in both Reading and Math. Much of the credit goes to HigherSchool’s teachers– all highly professional, concerned, and caring individuals. Thank you for their selection.