Connecting mathematical experiences to the world around them, children are challenged to become increasingly sophisticated in dealing with mathematical concepts. The mathematics curriculum builds on students' math understanding, skills, and proficiency at each grade level, as appropriate, by integrating concepts such as number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability. Students also engage in problem solving, reasoning, and communicating ideas while making connections to the world around them.
District 196 Board-Approved K-12 Beliefs
- All students can learn mathematics.
- Mathematics develops logical thinking and problem-solving skills which help students understand and function in the world round them.
- Learning mathematics is an active, collaborative process that balances computation, procedures and problem solving, and provides support and challenge for all learners.
- Mathematics curriculum must be coherent, focused and well articulated through the grades.
- Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics.
- Assessment supports the learning of mathematics and provides useful information to students, teachers, parents and the public.
- On-going professional development is a key component of a strong mathematics program.
- Quality mathematics education is enhanced through public and home support.
(Adapted with permission from Principles and Standards of Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, © 2000)
Please access the links below for the complete text of the Minnesota Academic Standards for Mathematics or the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards.
- When you click on the following link, you are taken to the Minnesota Department of Education Website. Click on the menu option “Academic Standards.” Scroll down the page for the Mathematics menu option on the left hand side of the page. Minnesota Academic Standards
- When you click on the following link, you are taken to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards page. You are able to navigate through the levels by clicking on menu options at the top of the webpage. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics