- critically and effectively

- strategically and logically.

'Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.'Dean Schlicter

**Stimulate creativity and curiosity**Mathematics open the door to a world of beauty, mystery, and awe. It provides students with the enjoyment of intellectual challenge: opportunities to explore ideas and to wrestle with interesting problems. Mathematics provides ways of connecting abstract ideas with real world thinking.

'The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated but to make complicated things simple.'S. Gudder

**Equip students for the 21st century**- using problem-solving strategies

- using mathematical and statistical models to solve problems

- making sensible estimates

- using and interpreting data

- evaluating mathematical and statistical information

'Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.'attributed to H. G. Wells