From ACHIEVE THE CORE
"The Standards call for a greater focus in mathematics. Rather than racing to cover topics in a mile-wide, inch-deep curriculum, the Standards require us to significantly narrow and deepen the way time and energy is spent in the math classroom. We focus deeply on the major work of each grade so that students can gain strong foundations: solid conceptual understanding, a high degree of procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply the math they know to solve problems inside and outside the math classroom."
As a department, we are deeply committed to these guiding principles:
All students can and should develop a belief that mathematics is sensible, worthwhile, and doable.
All students are capable of making sense of mathematics in ways that are creative, interactive, and relevant.
All students can and should engage in rigorous mathematics through rich, challenging tasks.