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Stewartville Public Schools

Goal: Stewartville Public Schools will strive toward assisting students in learning important mathematical concepts, skills, and relationships with proficient understanding through the processes of problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.

Curriculum Overview
In 2016-17, Bonner Elementary and Bear Cave Intermediate Schools implemented the newest 2016, 4th edition of the Everyday Math curriculum. Curriculum has been developed in alignment with the 2007 Minnesota Standards. The Everyday Math curriculum sets high expectations for all students, emphasizes that skills and concepts are developed over time and in a wide variety of contexts, and stresses multiple methods and strategies for problem-solving. Students also have regular practice with basic facts to further develop and quicken their skills.

Kindergarten: Students explore a wide variety of math content, using hands-on activities. Realistic problem-solving is encouraged as students visit topics like numeration, measurement, geometry, beginning algebra, and problem-solving.

2nd Grade: Students are expected to demonstrate fluency in telling time, identifying coins and their worth, knowing units of measurement, obtaining information from tables, graphs and charts, comparing and classifying geometric figures, and using addition and subtraction to solve real-world problems.

3rd Grade: Key concepts include rounding, comparing and ordering numbers, adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers, reading and writing fractions, telling time, making change, collecting and interpreting data using tables and graphs, and learning multiplication and division facts.

in 4th and 5th grade, some key topics taught are multiplication and division, geometry, decimals, fractions, percents, volume and capacity, and probability.

Middle School
In the fall of 2017 Stewartville Middle School implemented the MN GoMath Mathematics curriculum. Accelerated/advanced math classes are available for grades 6,7, and 8.

High School
In late February of 2009, Stewartville High School implemented the Holt Mathematics curriculum.

Algebra I covers various aspects of systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, factoring polynomials, quadratic functions and equations, data analysis and probability, exponential and radical functions, and rational functions and equations. Calculators and computers are used to enhance mathematical understanding.

Algebra II This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts.  It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions.  It also introduces using matrices and their properties. 

Geometry starts with the most basic concepts of choosing ways to measure length and area, this course uses symmetries of planar shapes to ask and answer questions about polygonal figures.  Ideas from Algebra I are extended by using geometric interpretations. 

College Prep Math is intended to provide the mathematical background needed for Calculus. The course integrates graphing technology withouth losing the underlying mathematics. Mathematics is presented is an informal manner that stresses meaningful motivation, careful explanations, and numerous examples, with an on-going focus on real-world problem-solving.

College Algebra (Math 110) is also designed to prepare students for Calculus. Topics include equations, inequalities, functions, graphs and polynomials. The pace and rigor of this class reflects a college environment. If students meet the registration requirements of Southwest Minnesota State University, they can take this course for 3-semester credits from the University, at no charge to the student(s). The textbook for this class is Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry.

College Trigonometry (Math 125) focuses on trigonometry of both circular functions and right triangles. Also, trigonometric equations, logarithms, exponential functions and complex numbers are studied. The course ends with applications of trigonometry. The pace and rigor of this class also reflects a college environment. If students meet the registration requirements of Southwest Minnesota State University, they can take this course for 3-semester credits from the University, at no charge to the student(s).

Calculus (Math 150) provides a college-level calculus class to high school students-in two semesters- and enables them to grasp certain mathematical principles of calculus, and then apply those principles in problem-solving. Many of these principles will serve students well as they begin to explore potential career areas. If students meet the requirements of Southwest Minnesota State University, the student can take both Calculus semester courses for a total of 5 credits from the university, at no charge to the student(s). The textbook used for this class is Calculus of a Single Variable, AP Edition.