Mathematics


Vision and Purpose
The Mathematics Department at Vanguard prepares students for college level math thinking through its rigorous curriculum and various assessment strategies. Students take a sequence of math courses, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus. The College Prepatory Mathematics (CPM) curriculum is followed throughout.

Students in the math department are assessed in their math classes based both on their habits of work and mind, measured through proficiencies. Those that excel have the option to take our certified AP Calculus Course during their 12th grade year. Student who need extra support are placed into Math Foundations for support.

Upon completing the math curriculum, students must present an oral defense to graduate.

Curriculum Map
Curriculum Map 2012-2013

Resources
Vanguard Math Interim Assessment System
Vanguard Math Assessment Continuum
Applying the Common Principles To Mathematics: Successes and Challenges (Horace, vol. 23 Spring 2007)

Links
College Prepatory Mathematics (CPM)
NYS Performance Standards Consortium Rubrics