Mathematics

OVERVIEW
The goal of Beaufort County Schools K-12 Mathematics is to provide students with the opportunities and resources necessary to develop the fluency, critical thinking and problem solving skills they will need to be “College and Career Ready” when they leave our schools. With the adoption of the 2015 South Carolina College and Career Readiness standards for math we transitioned to a higher level of expectations that will offer a more focused and cohesive understanding of mathematical concepts.  In teaching mathematics, it is essential that our students build the mathematics content from the conceptual understanding to the procedural understanding, as well as, receive real world connections to the concepts that they are learning throughout their years as Beaufort County students. We must ensure teachers and students feel supported as we work to improve student achievement that includes:

  • Delivering ongoing professional development that aligns to the 2015 South Carolina College and Career Readiness Standards, research based instructional practices and resources; as well as the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate
  • Developing a professional learning community across the district to improve teachers' knowledge of content, pedagogy and learning theories
  • Maintaining high expectations for students and providing experiences that engage students in reasoning, problem solving, applying mathematical knowledge and demonstrating computational fluency
  • Encouraging the use of technology in our classrooms to enhance instruction utilizing our one to one device access for students and teachers

**All of our elementary and middle schools have access to a Numeracy Coach throughout the course of the school day. Professional development is provided to Numeracy Coaches throughout the school year to help build their capacity to assist teachers in their building with instructional strategies and focuses that support learning and student achievement. **

PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES
Several programs have been implemented in order to help our students and teachers reach the mathematics curriculum goals. These include but not limited to:

  • Everyday Mathematics Curriculum K- Grade 5. Everyday Mathematics engages children in hands-on activities as they develop problem solving strategies through a variety of classroom experiences.
  • STEM Program (school-based). An innovative program designed to encourage the sharing of ideas across disciplines and promote interdisciplinary collaboration between science, technology, engineering and mathematics through literacy.
  • Rubicon/Curriculum Mapping. Aligns assessment, curriculum and instruction
  • Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC). An instructional framework designed to support student engagement, productive struggle, and empowerment of students to take ownership of learning.

RESOURCES AND WEBSITES

For additional information, contact the Beaufort County School District Math Coordinator

 

NUMERACY COACHES

Deborah Smith
 Beaufort Elementary School

Rhonda Crosby
Beaufort Middle School/Lady's Island Middle School

TBA
Bluffton Elementary School

Kimberly Stanziola
Bluffton Middle School/HE McCracken Middle School

Connie Archibald
Broad River Elementary/Mossy Oaks Elementary

Lisa Pope
Coosa Elementary School

Maureen Kecmer

Hilton Head Elementary School

Maxine Chisolm
Hilton Head School of Creative Arts

Robin Schirmer
Hilton Head Middle School

Ashley Weber
Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary School

Alissa Stripling
Lady's Island Elementary School

Holly Pinckney
MC Riley Elementary School

Susan Tucker
Okatie Elementary School
Pritchardville Elementary School

Amy Fallon
Port Royal Elementary School

Samantha Ford
River Ridge Academy

Karen Warren-Pope
Robert Smalls International Academy

Whitney Harris
St. Helena Elementary School

Wendy Oels-Smalls
Whale Branch Elementary School
James Davis Elementary School

 

Sharyn Taylor-Cox
Whale Branch Middle School