Mathematics, Business and Technology
Welcome to the Princeton Public Schools Mathematics and Business/Technology Department Homepage!
Use the links to the right to access course and department information for the Elementary School, Middle School, and High School.
Math and Science Program Reviews Scheduled for 2023
PPS plans to conduct evaluations of the Mathematics and Science programs during 2023. A timeline of this work is below:
- The district has received proposals from outside experts to conduct a review of the Mathematics and Science programs.
- A committee of district staff and the BOE’s Student Achievement Committee members will be meeting with the prospective vendors in December.
- The district aims to approve a finalist in January and begin the reviews in the late winter/early spring.
- This work will include a review of our written curricula, classroom observations, surveys, and focus groups of students, staff, and community members.
The Mathematics Department believes that every student is entitled to and deserves an excellent mathematics education that encourages each student to achieve at a high level. We believe in creating classroom discourse that promotes and values mathematical reasoning; creating, critiquing, and revising arguments; and engaging in collaborations that position students as competent “doers” of mathematics (Berry, 2018). We believe that by inviting students to engage in this deliberate practice, being transparent about the end value of the practice, and providing constructive feedback enhances student thinking and learning (Hattie, 2016). Ultimately, the goal of our department is to support and develop students’ identities as learners of mathematics (Anderson, 2007).
Hence, we include the mathematical practices: making sense of problems and persevering in solving them, reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, constructing viable arguments or critiquing the reasoning of others, modeling with mathematics, using appropriate tools strategically, attending to precision, looking for and making use of structure and repeated reasoning to foster engagement and grow their imaginations through academic rigor.
Business and Technology
The Business and Technology department offers a wide range of classes. The Department’s real-world application prepares students for many phases of their personal and professional lives. We
are dedicated to preparing students for a rapidly changing world by expanding student’s knowledge and skills in business, computer and information technology.
Through our Business and Technology courses students will be able to:
- Make intelligent business/economic decisions as voters, consumers, and workers
- Transition into a college major in business or technology
- Enter the job market upon graduation
- Obtain employment while attending high school and college
- Employ ethics in personal and career decision making
- Gain financial literacy
- Understand the business aspects of all careers
- Develop an entrepreneurial spirit therefore, providing both academic and occupational benefits.
The Business department is dedicated to preparing students for a rapidly changing world through a rigorous business, computer and information technology curriculum. We believe the knowledge, skills and ethics taught are necessary for active, life-long participation in a global, informational society.
Anderson, R. (2007). Being a Mathematics Learner: Four Faces of Identity. Mathematics Educator, 17(1), 7–14.
Berry, R. (2018). Positioning Students as Mathematically Competent. Retrieved from here.
Fisher, D., Frey, N., Hattie, J., Moore, S. D., Gojak, L. M., & Mellman, W. (2017). Visible learning for mathematics, grades K-12: what works best to optimize student learning. Corwin Mathematics.
Hattie (2017) Hattie, J., Fisher, D., Frey, N., Gojak, L. M., Moore, S. D., & Mellman, W. (2017). Visible learning for mathematics, grades K-12: what works best to optimize student learning. Corwin Mathematics.
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Eric Milou was hired during the 2020-21 school year at the direction of Interim Superintendent Barry Galasso to provide professional development and a math program review. To read the full report, please click here.