The Mathematics curriculum is designed to help students meet the mathematical needs of the present and future, to provide practice in logical reasoning, and to develop the ability to find patterns and recognize structure in Mathematics.
Basic facts are taught in the lower grades and must be memorized. Concepts are taught sequentially. In primary grades, students are introduced to many ideas that are foundational to an understanding of Algebra. Algebraic topics are taught in the higher grades and a full year of Algebra is taught in the eighth grade.
Teachers promote problem solving skills and an exploratory inquisitiveness in all students, to assure critical thinking skills. Cooperative learning in the classroom is essential to heightening students awareness in the value of cooperation in group situations, to strengthen communication skills in mathematics, and to promote a mathematically literate society.