(1) In general, a basic mathematics program, shall:

(a) meet the following conditions:

(i) provide a well-articulated curriculum that challenges students to learn increasingly more sophisticated mathematical ideas; and

(ii) provide conceptual mathematical understanding as well as factual knowledge and procedural facility.

(b) include the following practices:

(i) create, enrich, maintain, and adapt instruction to meet mathematical goals;

(ii) incorporate appropriate technology into the math program;

(iii) connect the development of skills and procedures to the more general development of mathematical understanding; and

(iv) effectively observe students, listen carefully to students' ideas and explanations, have mathematical goals, and use the information to make instructional decisions.

History: Sec. 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Sec. 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 953, Eff. 6/8/01.