Sr. Program Coordinator, K-12 Mathematics
520-225-4916 | Heidi.Aranda@tusd1.org
TUSD 3.0 Curriculum is a refinement of prior versions based on feedback, AZ Merit blueprints and Unitary Status Plan requirements.
Let's do math problems! At TUSD, we bring enthusiasm to mathematical problem-solving. We want students to develop the habit of mind that mathematics is a tool to be used to solve many different problems.
Our approach in all grade levels is to guide our students to make sense of mathematics. In every math class, students demonstrate understanding of these eight mathematical practice standards:
At TUSD, these standards run as a thread throughout math instruction K-12. In addition, the development of geometric spatial sense is infused through all grade levels, K-12.
In grades K-2, students develop understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones. Students in these levels also develop understanding of addition and subtraction by using place value and the properties of operations.
In grades 3-5, students develop an understanding of multiplication and division by using place value and the properties of operations. Building on their previous work with whole numbers, students apply their understanding to fractions and decimals.
Students in grades 6-8 develop an understanding of ratio and proportionality to solve a wide variety of problems. They extend operations to all rational numbers. They use the arithmetic of rational numbers as they formulate expressions and equations to solve problems.
At the high school level, math instruction branches out into a variety of courses, including algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics and probability. In each of these diverse topics, students continue to demonstrate their understanding through the practices.