The Mathematics Department believes that every student has a right to and is worthy of an excellent mathematics program that is guided by the following principles:
- Effective teaching that engages students in meaningful learning through individual and collaborative experiences that promote their ability to make sense of mathematical ideas and reason mathematically.
- All students have access to a high-quality mathematics curriculum, effective teaching and learning, high expectations, and the support and resources needed to maximize their learning potential.
- Curriculum that develops important mathematics along with coherent learning progressions and develops connections among areas of mathematical study and between mathematics and the real world.
- Integrates the use of mathematical tools and technology as essential resources to help students learn and make sense of mathematical ideas, reason mathematically, and communicate their mathematical thinking.
- Ensures that assessment is an integral part of instruction, provides evidence of proficiency with important mathematics content and practices, includes a variety of strategies and data sources, and informs feedback to students, instructional decisions, and program improvement.
- Educators hold themselves and their colleagues accountable for the mathematical success of every student and for their personal and collective professional growth toward effective teaching and learning of mathematics.
Ultimately, the goal of our department is to prepare, empower, and inspire life-long learners and leaders.
For more information on our beliefs and vision, click here to view the Theory of Teaching and Learning Mathematics for New Brunswick Public Schools.