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  • High School Integrated Mathematics

    Birmingham Public Schools has started implementation of a new high school mathematics program. The new program, phased in over three years, will replace the current Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 sequence. The new courses, Integrated Math 1, 2, and 3, will present the same content as the traditional sequence, but in a different order, and with additional concepts not typically found in algebra and geometry.

     Click this link for more details about the High School Integrated Mathmetics program.


    Elementary Mathematics:  

    Our elementary Mathematics program uses Math Expressions resources: 

    • Kindergarten: Understand numbers 1-10; explore 5-groups; teen numbers as tens and ones; partners, problem drawings, and tens; consolidation of concepts; money, time, measurement, and numbers.

    •  1st Grade:  Early number activities; operations and simple equations; story problem strategies; basic ten-structured concepts; ten-structured applications; comparisons and data formats; fractions, circle graphs, and clocks; money and 2-digit addition; analyze story problems; measurement, rounding, and shapes.

    • 2nd Grade: Understanding addition and subtraction; solving story problems; addition to 200; tables and graphs; subtracting 2-digit numbers; 3-digit addition and subtraction; multiplication and fractions; measurement and shapes; quadrilaterals; time; diagonals and midpoints; shapes and patterns; metric measurement and 3-D shapes; non-standard and standard units of measure.
    • 3rd Grade:  Place value and multi-digit addition and subtraction; addition and subtraction word problems; multiplication and division, exploring fractions, probability, and division with remainders; measurement; lines, line segments, and quadrilaterals; figures, angles, and triangles; patterns; area and perimeter; time; three-dimensional figures; directions and locations.

    • 4th Grade:  Basic multiplication and division; place value and multi-digit addition and subtraction; multi-digit multiplication; multi-digit division; fractions; decimal numbers; quadrilaterals; lines, angles, and triangles; the metric measurement system; polygons and circles; three-dimensional figures; the U.S. customary system.

    • 5th Grade:  Basic multiplication and division; addition and subtraction with whole numbers and decimals; fraction concepts; multiplication and division with whole numbers and decimals; multiplication and division with fractions; ratio, proportion, and percent; perimeter and area; circles, polygons, and angles; volume, capacity, and weight; the coordinate plane;  three-dimensional figures; proportion and measurement.


    Middle School Mathematics:  

    Our middle Mathematics program uses Big Ideas resources:

    • 6th Grade: Understand ratio concepts; use ratio reasoning; perform fraction and decimal operations; understand rational numbers;write, interpret, and use expressions, equations, and inequalities; solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; summarize and describe distributions; understand variability.

    • 7th Grade: Analyze proportional relationships; perform rational number operations; generate equivalent expressions; solve problems using linear equations and inequalities; understand geometric relationships; solve problems involving angles, surface area, and volume; analyze and compare populations; find probabilities of events.

    • 8th Grade: Approximate real numbers; perform real number operations; use radicals and integer exponents; connect proportional relationships and lines; solve systems of linear equations define, evaluate, and compare functions; model relationships; understand congruence and similarity; apply the Pythagorean Theorem; apply volume formulas; analyze bivariate data.


    High School Mathematics:  

    For high school mathematics course options which meet BPS graduation requirements, please see the Groves or Seaholm course catalogs. 

    The Mathematics Department strives to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential in mathematics. It is our goal that students will reason and communicate mathematically, problem solve using mathematics, make connections within mathematics and between mathematics and other fields, value mathematics and use it to make sense of their environment, apply current technology to solve mathematical problems, and be prepared to continue their study of mathematics beyond high school.