Mathematics

Sixth Grader Takes Pre-Algebra Course Over the Summer to Accelerate Learning

By on August 8th, 2023

Bella V. didn’t know Florida Virtual School (FLVS) classes were an option until her Cypress Lake Middle School math teacher and team coach, Mrs. Wendland, suggested it. Since elementary school, Bella loved and excelled in her math classes. As a sixth grader at Cypress Lake Middle School in Fort Myers, Bella continuously sought to enhance her knowledge. This is why she jumped at the opportunity when Mrs. Wendland recommended she take pre-algebra, the 8th grade advanced math class, over the summer with FLVS before 7th grade.

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When Will I Ever Use Math?

By on April 21st, 2017

MathematicsNo matter what subject we face, the FLVS Curriculum Development team strives to connect complex concepts with everyday examples to motivate student learning.

This commitment to real-world connections is particularly helpful for anyone who has ever struggled with math.

What may have felt like a boring lesson in the past is now power-packed with exciting FLVS approaches to mathematical concepts!

Every click in an FLVS mathematics course answers the question, “When am I ever gonna use this?” Continue reading


Meet the FLVS Math Literacy Coach

By on September 21st, 2016

We are celebrating the 2016-17 school year with a blog series featuring FLVS faculty and staff. Meet the creative and dedicated individuals who make every day a great day at FLVS!

5-questions-math-literacyWhen you hear the term “literacy,” you might not think the subject of math applies.

Well, it does! Math has a language all its own.

Mathematics has a unique literacy that relates to vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, sequencing, and more. It takes a very special professional to support math instructors by way of literacy skills and professional development. Professional development offered by our coaches takes place year round and is based on in-depth educational research.

Coaching takes a lot of time and effort. At FLVS, we value all of our instructional coaches who work so hard behind the scenes supporting our instructors and providing them with best practices and tools so our students can be successful. Continue reading