Excerpts from the Virginia Department of Mathematics Curriculum Framework
Students today require more rigorous mathematical knowledge and skills to pursue higher education, to compete in a techologically sophisticated work force, and to be informed citizens. Students must gain an understanding of fundamental ideas and they must develop proficiency in mathematical skills.
The goals for all students are that they: become mathematical problem solvers, communicate mathematically, reason mathematically, make mathematical connections, and use mathematical representations to model and interpret practical situations.
News from the DOE
The DOE has released information about questions that students throughout the state had difficulty with on the 2011 SOL test.
The DOE has also released helpful videos and power points about rigor and standards. The mathematics power point shows examples of previous SOL questions compared to the new more rigorous questions
Contacts and Policies
The Mathematics Coordinator for Harrisonburg City Public Schools is:
Mrs. Anne Loso
Harrisonburg City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Exceptional Student Services, Dr. Krista Hogan at (540) 434-2752.
As with all material found on the Internet, teachers and parents should be very cafeful in allowing students to explore these sites unless direct supervision is provided. Harrisonburg City Public Schools is not responsible for the content of various links beyond the initial levels of each site.
Updated May 2013