Curriculum Overview

  • The Knox County Schools Mathematics program implements a comprehensive, research-based approach to learning mathematics. Our curriculum is carefully aligned with the Tennessee State Standards For Mathematics.

Middle School Math Resources for Parents

  • Mathematical Foundations for Success in Algebra

     

     

     
     
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    Illustrative Math Family Support

    Click here for additional guidance about the KCS transition to Illustrative Math.

     

    Below you will find family supports links for each grade. Each lesson within a specific grade includes:

    • A lesson summary that describes the key mathematical work of the lesson and provides worked examples when relevant. Students can use this resource if they are absent from class, to check their understanding of the day’s topics, and as a reference when they are working on practice problems or studying for an assessment.
    • A practice problem set. These problems help students synthesize their knowledge and build their skills. Some practice problems in each set relate to the content of the current lesson, while others revisit concepts from previous lessons and units. Distributed practice like this has been shown to be more effective at helping students retain information over time.
    • A few learning targets, which summarize the goals of the lesson. Each unit’s complete set of learning targets is available on a single page, which can be used as a self-assessment tool as students progress through the course.
    • Family support materials are included several times in each unit. These materials give an overview of the unit's math content and provide a problem to work on with your student.

     

     

    View family materials for:

    6th.                        7th.                            8th

     

     

     

     

     

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Mathematics

Mathematics Specialist