At Liberty High School we focus on **responsibility**, **respect**, **integrity, **and **grit**. Those values drive classroom interactions. In addition, the vision of mathematics at Liberty High School
is to develop leaders who are equipped to meet the ever changing challenges of the 21^{st}
century. This demands mathematical skills and understanding, along with the
ability to use appropriate technology to problem solve. Our goal is to provide
students with those skills so that they can be a positive influence in our
society.

**Classroom Culture: This is a new focus this year and we are excited. **

At
Liberty Charter High School, we strongly believe in a **growth
mindse**t, that anybody can learn anything. There is scientific
evidence that the brain grows and becomes
stronger through struggling with learning and
correcting your mistakes. That means in the mathematics classroom you will be
asked to work hard on problems that seem difficult. We believe
you can do it and will grow in the process.

**As we move towards implementation of the Common Core Standards, we will be focusing on 8 Mathematical Principles. These will be the driving principles behind the structure of our mathematical courses. These practices are the basis for success in mathematics.**

### Mathematical Practices

- 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.