Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mathematics in CISD: Philosophy, Guiding Principles, Belief Statements (3 of 3)

This is the third in a series of three blog posts on what we believe about mathematics instruction in Coppell ISD.  Each of the posts will address one of the Guiding Principles and associated Belief Statements.

Mathematics in CISD: Philosophy, Guiding Principles, Belief Statements


High quality mathematics curriculum and instruction engages hands, minds, and intellect through authentic, active learning that supports each student to achieve personal success.  These learning experiences, assessed through a variety of methods, bridge the concrete and abstract by applying critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies in meaningful and relevant situations.  Through the understanding of mathematical concepts and reasoning, every student will be prepared to communicate effectively using the language of mathematics as a tool to meet future challenges.

Guiding Principle (and Belief Statements) Number 3:

Mathematics prepares students to be life-long global learners

  • Students understand the power of mathematics and utilize it to be:
    • Problem solvers
    • Communicators
    • Collaborators
    • Users of technology
    • Self-reflective thinkers

Consider this infographic from  

With the above Guiding Principle in mind, in what ways can you morph the opportunities you provide and, as a result, better prepare your students to be life-long global learners?

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