OPRFHS' multi-tiered systems of support in mathematics seeks to prepare students to be college and career-ready math students by the end of their senior year. Through practices of pre-teaching, re-teaching, targeting critical skills, and identifying positive academic behaviors, our math intervention sets the stage for students to be successful math students. In addition to robust math course offerings, interventions that aim to accelerate growth are outlined below.
A Pre-Algebra block is offered to students who demonstrate the need for continued skill development to be successful in Algebra. The course targets skills such as computation, proportional reasoning, number sense, and math fluency. Pre-Algebra instruction is highly individualized and intensive to accelerate learning and growth.Extended Algebra
Extended Algebra is an additional period of math that supports achievement in College Preparatory Algebra. Algebra is the cornerstone of math pathways and Extended Algebra provides strategic instruction to increase students' problem-solving skills, math fluency, and algebra understanding. Teachers utilize interventions to identify and remediate skill areas that need further development to ensure algebra success.Algebra Block 10
Algebra Block 10 is offered to sophomores who continue to need Algebra Readiness support at the end of their freshman year. College Preparatory Algebra is taught while skill building is emphasized. Algebra Block 10 is highly individualized and intensive to accelerate growth and remedy skills.
Project-Based Geometry is offered to students with demonstrated need for a functional and experiential approach to learn geometry concepts as well as continued skill development. The course targets geometry concepts such as deductive reasoning, transformations, relationships in triangles, surface area/volume and trigonometry by utilizing project-based activities and authentic experiences. The Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) intervention approach uses hands-on (concrete), pictorial (representational) and numerical/symbolic (abstract) math problems.Math Tutoring
Tutoring support in all areas of mathematics is offered in the Student Resource Center (SRC) in Room 2315. The schedule is as follows:
- Before school: 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.
- During the school day: 8:00 a.m. – 3:11 p.m.
- After school, Monday - Thursday: 3:11 - 7:00 p.m.
- After school, Friday: 3:11 - 4:30 p.m.
Tutoring also is available on Late Arrival Wednesdays, beginning at 7:00 a.m.Math Enrichment Center (MEC)
Provides brief and targeted skill-specific math instruction for students who are identified through formative and summative assessments so that students may reach College & Career Readiness Benchmarks, specifically in Algebra and Geometry contents.