West Fargo Public Schools strives to ensure that all students have the mathematical skills and strategies needed in a 21st Century education.
At the elementary level, teachers utilize the resources Bridges and Number Corner from The Math Learning Center for whole group instruction. These resources are designed to guide students to become strong mathematicians both mentally and procedurally. Teachers in West Fargo receive extensive math professional development when they enroll in Add+Vantage Math Recovery Course 1 and 2. These courses provide teachers with the tools they need to assess students in their current level of mathematics and design instruction to meet their needs. DreamBox is another valuable resource available to all students in the elementary schools. DreamBox provides personalized learning so students can advance in many areas of mathematics at their rate of learning and interest.
At the middle level, teachers utilize Carnegie Learning as their primary teaching resource. Carnegie combines consumable textbooks, intelligent 1 to 1 math tutoring software, and data analysis. The instructional approach is based upon the collective knowledge of cognitive learning scientists, master practitioners, and ongoing research initiatives. In addition, middle school math teachers utilized DreamBox to help differentiate instruction.
At the high school level, students are required to complete three credits of math for graduation, and are offered electives in many courses beyond Algebra II, including Calculus AB and BC.