Middle Grades Mathematics Overview
The mathematics classrooms in Broward County are dynamic, powerful, and enriching environments where students participate in active learning. Our mathematics curriculum, programs, and practices are designed to meet individual learning styles, foster the use of multiple approaches to solve problems, and show different ways of thinking while promoting equity and access for all students. Students in Broward County mathematics classrooms are encouraged to talk about math, explore and describe observations, explain methods, and ask questions. It is our mission to help students build more flexible and efficient ways to solve increasingly complex problems, become problem solvers, and to become college, career, and life ready.
Middle Grades Math Courses at a Glance
The District Middle School Mathematics course flow chart list all middle school courses available for the 2019-2020 school year. To learn more about course offerings, click on a specific grade level.
(Click on links below to access course information)
Middle School Math Parent Toolkit
Middle School Math Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they're all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. Our advice also covers important topics for navigating life after high school.
What is Math Nation?
- MATH NATION meets your child on his/her own time in a familiar, comfortable pressure-free environment. MATH NATION is available online, on iPhones, Android phones, and iPads.
- Fun, highly interactive instructional videos help your child review the material they learn in class.
- Study guides come with every video. Your child can print out the PDF study guides and use them to follow along with the videos.
- The “Test Yourself!” Practice Tool after each section allows your child to check if he/she understood the material and refers him/her to resources that will address gaps in his/her understanding. The “Test Yourself!” section will also help your child get comfortable with the
format of computer-based tests in preparation for End-of-Course exams and other high stakes tests.
- Each subject has its own Math Wall, an interactive discussion forum where students can ask and answer questions anytime about the material. Study Experts and Florida teachers answer questions and read every thread to ensure the accuracy of peer replies. All Study Experts and teachers have been thoroughly vetted and are highly trained.
- Students receive Karma Points for asking and answering questions on the Math Walls. By helping others, students gain a deeper understanding of the material.
How do I get started?
- Go to MathNation.com and click “Enter.” Enter the name of your school. The next screen will prompt you to enter your district username and password. If it’s your first time logging in, you will be asked to select your subject. Choose the subject that best fits your needs. Don’t worry – you can always switch subjects later. To toggle between subjects once you’re logged in, just look in the upper left hand corner, (underneath the MATH NATION flag), for this menu, (at right). Remember, you can also access videos, study guides and the Wall on our free smartphone apps. Download the iPhone and Android apps by searching for ‘MATH NATION in your smartphone’s app store.
- Login using your Single Sing On credentials
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides a set of online tools that help educate students. Their website have short lessons in the form of YouTube videos and includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for students.
Floridastudents.org provide student tutorials through standards aligned videos with content based questions and reflective opportunities. This program provides review, remediation and enrichment processes.