It is the mission of the Dr. Lewis S. Libby School to actively engage our students in the learning of mathematical concepts, skills, and applications in order to improve thinking skills. Promote effective communication of mathematical ideas, and experience the interconnectedness of mathematics with all other areas of learning. Adoption of mathematics standards is undertaken in the pursuit of excellence. In doing so, our students will have mathematical experiences which are rewarding and enjoyable.
Students’ abilities to learn are governed by differences in maturity, capabilities, attitudes and learning styles. We accept the responsibility of providing a mathematics curriculum which is standards-based, and also supported by basic skill attainment too. Our further responsibility is to provide encouragement and support for all students in their efforts to take advantage of every available opportunity to investigate and discover mathematics in their everyday lives.
We, as educators, will provide students with many opportunities to explore, investigate, and manipulate materials at all levels. The active involvement of students will la to a better understanding of the concepts, skills, and applications being taught, which, we hope, will lead to new topics of investigation.
Problem solving will be interwoven at all levels as we attempt to balance concepts, skills, and applications.