Philosophy: The demanding world of the 21st century requires everyone to have basic literacy, computation and communication skills in order to gain knowledge, to become lifelong learners and to collaborate effectively with others. In our intervention workshop classes, students receive support in developing foundational literacy and mathematics skills in order to achieve success in school and beyond the classroom. The ultimate goal of these classes is to produce global citizens who are self-confident and self-motivated members of society who understand that communication skills are vital to their own success and the success of others. We offer a Math Workshop Class, Reading Workshop Class and a Math & Reading Combination Class.
Criteria for Placement in Math Workshop Class
We offer an intervention program because math is vital for success across subject and content areas. Students are enrolled in a workshop class when they are identified as significantly below grade level in math. We consider the following criteria when recommending placement in a workshop class.
- Student did not pass the math section of the state assessment
- Student who has consistently scored below the 35th percentile on MAP on math assessment (district benchmark)
- Recommendation by student’s Math teachers
Math instruction focuses on strategies that will help students acquire basic fact fluency skills, mental math strategies and support connections for Pre-Algebra or Algebra courses.
Foundational Math Strategies & Skills
- Number sense
- Number and pattern relationships
- Operation sense and computation
- Fractions, decimals and percents
- Proportional reasoning (Math 7 connection)
- Algebra (Math 8 connection)
Math and Reading Workshop
We offer this intervention course if a student needs both reading and math support as described above (and in the reading section of this Academic Planning Guide).