# Math

The goals of all three math course sequences are to provide not only the prerequisite skills and understandings of the concepts of the many fields of study that incorporate mathematics but an appreciation for the beauty and depth of application as well. It is through a wide variety of topics that students develop the mathematical reasoning and critical thinking skills that will ensure success whether they are pursuing further studies or entering directly into the work force. To accommodate the wide array of student interests and aptitudes, the curriculum is divided into three strands:

- STRAND 1 (-1): For careers that will require the study of Calculus.
- STRAND 2 (-2): For careers that require high level math skills but do not require Calculus.
- STRAND 3 (-3): For careers that require basic math skills

## GOALS FOR STUDENTS

- Solve problems
- Communicate and reason mathematically
- Make connections between mathematics and its applications
- Become mathematically literate
- Appreciate and value mathematics
- Make informed decisions as contributors to society

- Gain an understanding and appreciation of the role of mathematics in society
- Exhibit a positive attitude towards mathematics
- Engage and preserver in mathematical problem solving
- Contribute to mathematical discussion
- Take risks in performing mathematical tasks
- Exhibit curiosity about mathematics and situations involving mathematics