Mathematics Department Philosophy: We believe that students should be able to proficiently apply a range of numerical, algebraic, geometric, and statistical concepts and the skills to formulate, analyze, and solve real world problems. Our goal for students is that they will possess a sense of numbers, data analysis, spatial relationships, symbolic representations, and the ability to communicate mathematics with others. These ideas are reflected in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Standards for Mathematical Practice listed below.
Standards for Mathematical Practice
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning