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The Catalina Foothills School District (CFSD) mathematics program is comprehensive and challenging. Grade level content and/or courses are aligned to the Arizona Mathematics Standards. The focus of the standards is on developing conceptual understanding as well as procedural fluency and skills. In CFSD classrooms, students are engaged in authentic learning activites that encourage collaborative discussions about strategies for solving math problems and tasks. Students reason and problem solve as they apply and communicate their mathematical understandings. The goal is to provide every student with the greatest opportunity for growth and achievement in mathematics.

Elementary students can access the advanced mathematics curriculum in an extended math class or in a general education classroom through differentiation. Placement is based on demonstrated performance and teaching/learning structures may vary at individual sites. At the middle school level, students who are on an advanced learning path have the opportunity to take Algebra I and Honors Geometry if they meet the course requirements and criteria. Student placement into advanced courses such as Honors Algebra 2 may require attendance at the high school. Busing will be arranged to take students to and from the high school. Additionally, students who are placed into high school courses beyond Algebra I are dually enrolled; that is they are enrolled at the high school for for math and enrolled at the middle school for all other courses. These students will receive transcripted grades for these high school math classes. Students must continue to meet course requirements and criteria in order to be placed in successive honors courses.

Introduction to Mathematics  |   K-12 Mathematics Pathway