Our goal is to develop students' conceptual understanding, computational fluency, analytical thinking, and reasoning through problem solving. We strive to support an instructional environment where students are engaged through hands-on instruction in a Math Workshop Framework, involving data-driven recursive review, differentiated small group instruction, independent math workstations, and group reflection to develop self regulated learners.
Math at Ward ES
In math, we will learn about Number Concepts and Operations during the first semester. Measurement and Geometry encompass much of the second semester. Exploration of numbers through a variety of activities helps students apply to learning. Numeration, Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Probability/Statistics, and Geometry are frequently integrated units to help students relate to concepts.
The mission of the Division of Mathematics is to provide curriculum leadership and instructional support for the development of mathematical literacy to impact student achievement and promote lifelong learning. Our goals are:
- Improve the teaching and learning of mathematics so that all students are ensured equitable standards based education;
- Implement a variety of professional development opportunities for all teachers of mathematics and computer science which are designed to increase student performance;
- Promote standards based, data driven curricula which will ensure that all students master the course objectives;
- Coordinate the implementation of grants for mathematics in order to maximize achievement of all students in mathematics.