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Mathematics


As North Jersey Arts and Science Charter Schools (NJASCS) Mathematics Department, our goal is to develop mathematically proficient students. These proficiencies are outlined as “Mathematical Practices” in the Common Core State Standards-CCSS (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010) Creating opportunities for students to become mathematically proficient requires teaching practices that focus on helping students acquire these practices while simultaneously working on creating deep understanding of the content (Bay-Williams and McGatha, 2014)

For the 2014-2015 school year, we decided to revise our mathematics curriculum according to the expectations of the PARCC Model Content Frameworks. Because PARCC Exams will be delivered electronically in New Jersey, we decided to support our curriculum with new online programs for student instruction and assignments. Under Pearson’s Realize platform that we purchased recently, our teachers and students will have access to rich, CCSS-aligned, engaging content, and embedded assessments with instant data. All mathematics teachers at NJASCS will have their own classroom set of Chromebooks. Whenever needed and instructed by their teacher, students will use their digital textbook and supporting materials to prepare for class, draw, type, or write their work using a keyboard; communicate with their teacher electronically and receive guidance and feedback on their assignments. The mathematics programs we will be using are designed for use with interactive whiteboards. Students will have the chance to interact with the content as it is expected of them on the new generation, computer-based assessments.

In the summer of 2014, a group of our mathematics teachers revised the mathematics curriculum. Every unit plan included an interactive pacing guide as shown in the image below:


Every lesson is aligned to the CCSS and the content was prioritized as suggested in the PARCC Model Content Frameworks. Each CCSS is broken down into local standards that are written in student friendly language. Resources needed (print or electronic) are hyperlinked for easy access. For the high school math courses, resources include the applications that are recommended for use with iPads, since we have a one-to-one iPad program at our high school. These resources also include high school-specific resources (such as classroom activities for Geometer’s Sketchpad, TI-nspire, GeoGebra, Desmos…etc.)

With our new curriculum and the textbook program adopted, we are hoping to develop mathematically proficient students.

  • Grade 3 Curriculum +

    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 3 Curriculum - Unit 1 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 3 Curriculum - Unit 2 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 3 Curriculum - Unit 3 Download
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    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 3 Curriculum - Unit 5 Download
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    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 3 Curriculum - Unit 7 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 3 Curriculum - Unit 8 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Local Standards for Grade 3 Download
  • Grade 4 Curriculum +

    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 4 Curriculum - Unit 1 Download
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    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 4 Curriculum - Unit 7 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 4 Curriculum - Unit 8 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Local Standards for Grade 4 Download
  • Grade 5 Curriculum +

    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 5 Curriculum - Unit 1 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 5 Curriculum - Unit 2 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 5 Curriculum - Unit 3 Download
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    2014-2015 Academic Year Local Standards for Grade 5 Download
  • Grade 6 Curriculum +

    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 6 Curriculum - Unit 1 Download
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    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 6 Curriculum - Unit 3 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 6 Curriculum - Unit 4 Download
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    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 6 Curriculum - Unit 6 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Local Standards for Grade 6 Download
  • Grade 7 Curriculum +

    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 7 Curriculum - Unit 1 Download
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    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 7 Curriculum - Unit 3 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 7 Curriculum - Unit 4 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 7 Curriculum - Unit 5 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 7 Curriculum - Unit 6 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Local Standards for Grade 7 Download
  • Grade 8 Curriculum +

    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 8 Curriculum - Unit 1 Download
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    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 8 Curriculum - Unit 3 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 8 Curriculum - Unit 4 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Grade 8 Curriculum - Unit 5 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Local Standards for Grade 8 Download
  • Algebra 1 Curriculum +

    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 1 Curriculum - Unit 1 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 1 Curriculum - Unit 2 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 1 Curriculum - Unit 3 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 1 Curriculum - Unit 4 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 1 Curriculum - Unit 5 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Local Standards for Algebra 1 Download
  • Algebra 2 Curriculum +

    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 2 Curriculum - Unit 1 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 2 Curriculum - Unit 2 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 2 Curriculum - Unit 3 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 2 Curriculum - Unit 4 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Algebra 2 Curriculum - Unit 5 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Local Standards for Algebra 2 Download
  • Geometry Curriculum +

    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Curriculum - Unit 1 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Curriculum - Unit 2 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Curriculum - Unit 3 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Curriculum - Unit 5 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Local Standards Unit 1 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Local Standards Unit 2 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Local Standards Unit 3 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Local Standards Unit 4 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Local Standards Unit 5 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Local Standards Unit 6 Download
    2014-2015 Academic Year Geometry Local Standards Unit 7 Download
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