Contact Us

Jim Harrington - Secondary Education Mathematics Supervisor
(531) 299-9507
E-mail:
james.harrington@ops.org

Virgina Yuhas - Lead Teacher
(531) 299-9501
E-mail:
virginia.yuhas@ops.org

Mathematics

Mathematics Mission:

                Omaha Public Schools prepares all students for success through equitable

 mathematics teaching and learning of the highest quality.

Mathematics Vision:

            In the Omaha Public Schools, all teachers engage students with high quality math instruction. Students persevere and thrive in student centered classrooms where critical thinking and reasoning, collaboration, math discourse, conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and authentic problem solving are expected. Students believe in themselves as mathematicians and will leave OPS as empowered, mathematically literate citizens.

Educators and administrators believe that all students can achieve at the highest levels of math and hold themselves accountable for the success of every student. Collaboration, data-driven decision making, effective professional development, and partnerships with family and community are the means to ensure all students are prepared to excel in college, career, and life

Guiding Principles of an Effective Mathematics Program:

o   Requires a belief that all students can learn mathematics to the highest levels

o   Educators hold themselves and their colleagues accountable for the mathematical success of every student

o   Requires effective teaching that engages students in meaningful learning that requires them to make sense of mathematics, reason, and communicate their mathematical thinking

o   Requires that all students have access to a high-quality mathematics curriculum, effective teaching and learning, and high expectations

o   Includes a curriculum that develops connections among areas of mathematical study and between mathematics and the real world

o   Integrates the use of mathematical tools and technology to help students make sense of mathematics, reason, and communicate their mathematical thinking

o   Ensures that assessment is an integral part of instruction that informs feedback to students, instructional decisions, and program improvement

  • Parent Resources National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Executive Summary of the landmark publication Principles to Actions.  This summarizes research based teaching practices that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education.

 

 

  • Free Online Course for Students/Parents.  This needs parent approval for students.  This free online course is comprised of 6 sessions for approximately 10 -20 minutes each.  This course is good for both students and parents.

 

  • Online Course for Students
  • Free Online Course for Students /Parents.  This needs parent approval for students.  This free online course is comprised of 6 sessions for approximately 10 -20 minutes each.  This course is good for both students and parents.
  • Middle School Student Online Textbook:
 
  • High School Student Online Textbook:
    • Pearson (Algebra 1-2, Geometry, Algebra 3-4):  Students have access through OPS Office 365 waffle app.  Teacher must give access to class.
    • Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry:  McGraw/Hill (Glencoe) Teacher must assign or give access to students. 
    • Student Access