# Hillcrest Math Department

## Welcome to the Hillcrest Math Department

Welcome to the Hillcrest Math Department

The goal for our mathematics program is for all students to understand mathematical concepts and be able to apply their knowledge of these concepts to "real life" situations. Through high quality, engaging mathematics instruction, students should be able to define and solve problems with reason, insight, inventiveness and proficiency.

Our new math curriculum in grades 6, 7 and 8 aligns to the Common Core State Standards. The standards stress not only procedural skill but also conceptual understanding, to make sure students are learning and absorbing the critical information they need to succeed at higher levels.