We believe all students are capable of high levels of mathematical thinking through creative lessons and materials that promote engagement and inquiry. We believe in the development of a student’s productive disposition which is the “inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy.” (NRC, 2001, p. 116) We believe that faster is not necessarily better, and that we can challenge students through greater depth. We believe that all students have a right to a mathematics programs that supports their growth, and that it is important to report growth towards mastery of all of the MN Mathematics Standards.
From the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
8 Standards for Mathematical Practice are the job description for the student:
8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices from Principles to Actions are job description for the teacher:
December 2016 -- The Design Team is ready to begin work on looking and betting various curriculums to align with the belief statements and guiding principles of the group. The following Curriculums will be presented to the Design Team in 2017.
Oct. 18, 2016 -- The 6-12 Math Study team meet for a full day. The majority of the work focused on the overarching vision for the secondary math department. The group reviewed MCA math data for the district and aligned courses to Edina’s Educational Competencies. They also partook in some professional growth activities. The remainder of the day was spent reviewing, discussing, and envisioning the math experience for 6-12 Edina students. Current strengths, challenges, and opportunities were shared regarding math at each grade level. Possible pathways as well as courses were discussed in order to align to the teams beliefs and guiding principles around math education.