Mathematical literacy is essential for every child.

All students can be successful in mathematics and should receive a high-quality mathematics education.

Developing mathematical proficiency requires a balance and connections between conceptual understanding and computational proficiency.

Problem solving and using mathematics to understand our world is an integral part of all mathematics learning.

Teachers must have a solid knowledge of mathematics content, how children learn mathematics, and effective instructional strategies for successfully teaching mathematics as well as enjoy and value mathematics.

Goals for Students

Conceptual Understanding -Comprehending mathematical concepts, operations, and relations - knowing what mathematical symbols, diagrams, and procedures mean.

Procedural Fluency- Carrying out mathematical procedures, such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers, flexibly, accurately, efficiently, and appropriately.

Strategic Competence- Being able to formulate problems matehmatically and to devise strategies for solving them using concepts and procedures appropriately.

Adaptive Reasoning- Using logic to explain and justify a solution to a problem or to extend from something known to something unknown.

Productive Disposition- Seeing mathematics as sensible, useful, and doable - if one works at it - and being willing to do the work.