ERIC Number: ED239916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Program Objectives for Non-College Preparatory Mathematics. [and] The Comprehensive Math Program: Helix High School.
Grossmont Union High School District, CA.
Learning objectives for the non-college preparatory mathematics program of the Grossmont Union High School District (California) and a description of the competency-based comprehensive mathematics program of Helix High School (Grossmont School District) are presented. An introduction to the Grossmont program objectives outlines the purpose and format of the objectives list. The objectives describe mathematics skills which are considered desirable for graduating students. One hundred sixteen objectives are organized into 20 categories, each of which contains between two and 12 objectives. The categories include basic operations, fractions, estimation, computation of interest, word problems, graphs, measurement, metrics, algebraic relationships, personal money management, statistics, calculators, and computers. A glossary of mathematics terms is included. The description of the Helix High School mathematics program, an accountability-based program which requires adequate understanding of course material before advancement to the next course, includes: (1) background on program development; (2) student placement considerations; (3) statistics on the number of students taking mathematics courses; (4) a description of the counseling program conducted by mathematics teachers; and (5) statistics on the improvement in student achievement resulting from the program. A matrix which relates the Grossmont program objectives to the Helix High School mathematics courses is included. (DC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Educational Counseling, High School Graduates, High Schools, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Teachers, Noncollege Bound Students, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Districts, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Improvement, Student Placement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grossmont Union High School District, CA.