The way we taught students in the past simply does not prepare
them for the higher demands of college and careers today and in the
future. Your school and schools throughout the country are working to
improve teaching and learning to ensure that all children will graduate
high school with the skills they need to be successful.
In mathematics, this means three major changes. Teachers will
concentrate on teaching a more focused set of major math concepts
and skills. This will allow students time to master key math concepts
and skills in a more organized way throughout the year and from one
grade to the next. It will also call for teachers to use rich and challenging
math content and to engage students in solving real-world problems in
order to inspire greater interest in mathematics.
Dept. of Ed