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Program Goals

The mathematics program....

...will provide opportunities for the students to develop the basic concepts necessary to be ready to study mathematics.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and learn the concepts of numeration.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and learn the four fundamental operations on whole numbers.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and learn the four fundamental operations on rational numbers, irrational numbers, and integers.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and learn the fundamentals of graphing, probability and statistics.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and learn the basic concepts involved in measurement and geometry.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and develop mathematical skills necessary to be effective consumers of goods and services.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and learn the concepts of algebra.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and learn the concepts of trigonometry.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and learn the concepts of calculus.

...will provide opportunities for the students to study and learn a variety of strategies to use in solving mathematical word problems.

...will provide opportunities for the students to learn about and apply skills pertaining to business math.

The primary goal of the school system is to help the student to become a responsible, self-directed and self-disciplined individual in the local and world community at a time when great technological, social and scientific changes are the only constants. The school system must provide the opportunity for the student to adapt to these changes by acquiring a foundation of information and proficiency in mathematics necessary for sustained productivity, creativity and life-long learning.

The mathematics curriculum must provide the student with an appropriate scope and a logical sequence to meet the above goal. First and foremost, basic mathematical skills must be mastered by everyone.* The mathematics program shall be comprehensive and the development of arithmetical skills and concepts shall be continuous. Instruction shall be based on what is known about child development and learning styles. Beyond the basic required mathematics program, opportunities should be provided to meet special needs related to higher ability levels, preparation for varied careers and foundations for further education.

The curriculum must provide all students with the opportunities to develop the necessary skills and to acquire the understandings in order for them to achieve their maximum mathematics potential. To reach the broader goal of acquiring a foundation of information and mental skills necessary for creative and continuous learning, the student must recognize mathematics as an important life skill.

* See Basic Mathematics Skills

Uploaded by: Jessica Soltesz/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major