AHS Algebra class sets students up for success

Intensified Algebra class sets Arlington students up for success
AlgebraRepresentatives from the Federal Way, Northshore, Lake Stevens, and Granite Falls School Districts visited Arlington High School (AHS) on Nov. 8 to observe how an Intensified Algebra class is taught at AHS using the Agile Mind curriculum.

“The Intensified Algebra class is designed for students who have struggled with math and it helps them by providing additional time and support,” said Amie Henry, Arlington Public Schools Math Teacher on Special Assignment. “It’s taught in a two-period block and once the class is completed, students receive one math credit and one elective credit.”

The key to success in the class is the Agile Mind curriculum. The curriculum provides students with strong visuals and real-world scenarios which are displayed on an interactive smart board in the classroom and can be manipulated by the teacher or students.

“Students can really relate to what is being taught and they realize that math is all around them,” said Kristin Armistead, Agile Mind’s Regional Vice President and Director of Educational Partnerships. “It’s quite a different learning experience and they’re being successful with math.”

AHS has used Agile Mind for its math curriculum since 2017.