K-12 Math Curriculum Overview
Hillsborough Township offers a comprehensive mathematics curriculum aligned with the
New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Grade Levels K-5:
Each K-5 mathematics program emphasizes the following content strands as they align with the appropriate grade level New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) in mathematics: numeration, operations and computation, data and chance, geometry, measurement and reference frames, patterns, functions and algebra. The content is presented using a problem solving approach designed to develop critical thinking skills while embedding the mathematical processes (Standard 4.5) into the daily teaching and learning.Practice of basic skills is ongoing through a variety of program routines and activities. Topics are revisited regularly and practice is distributed over time to facilitate full concept development. Activities explore a wide variety of content with opportunities for students to apply basic fact skills to geometry, measurement and algebra. Program implementation and assessment offers enrichment and reinforcement based on individual student need. Each K-5 mathematics program helps prepare students to take the grade appropriate New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK).
Grade Levels 6-8:
In the 2006-2007 school year we implemented the Connected Mathematics 2 series published by Prentice Hall. Each grade level in Connected Math 2 is made up of eight units. Every unit consists of a series of investigations and hands-on activities which develop a specific math concept. Through the use of technology and inquiry-based learning students further develop a strong mathematical understanding.
Grade Levels 9-12:
Our high school mathematics department offers a variety of courses and levels to meet the needs of all students. All students entering 9th grade will be required to take Algebra I, if they have not completed it in the middle school, followed by a series of courses preparing them for success on the HSPA and for becoming contributing members in society. Our College Prep and Honors courses offer students challenging and rigorous opportunities in preparation for further study in mathematics or related fields. We also offer a variety of AP courses for students wanting to receive college credit.