assessment is an on-going process of evaluation which will provide
targeted feedback leading to the continuous growth of ALL learners.
allow for student
and teacher reflection through timely, targeted feedback.
provide data to
inform and adjust instruction.
district and state outcomes.
be a critical part
of the learning cycle and therefore must be multi-faceted in
order to provide all students vehicles through which they can
demonstrate their level of understanding.
Communication promotes higher levels of cognitive, interpersonal and social development.
Mathematically literate students:
employ technical reading strategies to access and interpret a variety of mathematical data.
express mathematical information symbolically.
understand and extend their thinking through discourse.
critically reflect upon and evaluate their understanding through writing.
utilize feedback as a vehicle to move toward independence.
discover, analyze, and evaluate existing ideas, new concepts, and misconceptions through questioning.
are supported through on-going collaboration between school and home.
students, enhances learning, and extends conceptual understanding of
Incorporating the use of
educational technology in the mathematics classroom will:
engage students by
tapping into their natural curiosity as it allows increased
opportunity for exploration through inquiry.
by increasing efficiency, thereby broadening the depth and
breadth of mathematical ideas.
understanding by applying critical thinking skills,
demonstrating multiple representations, and discovering
to be active participants in our global community through
diverse and authentic learning experiences.
Planning and Instruction
Effective planning and instruction ensures a balance among developing an understanding of broad mathematical concepts, problem-solving, and increasing procedural fluency in a student-centered learning environment.
Rich mathematical instruction should:
outcomes, current research, best practices, and student needs.
provide for acquiring, making meaning of, and transferring skills and knowledge across content and disciplines.
differentiate to support the needs of all students.
incorporate a variety of authentic experiences that foster critical thinking.