The goal in mathematics education is for students to:
- Develop fluency in basic computational skills.
- Develop an understanding of mathematical concepts.
- Become mathematical problem solvers who can recognize and solve routine problems readily and can find ways to reach a solution or goal where no routine path is apparent.
- Communicate precisely about quantities, logical relationships, and unknown values through the use of signs, symbols, models, graphs, and mathematical terms.
- Reason mathematically by gathering data, analyzing evidence, and building arguments to support or refute hypotheses.
- Make connections among mathematical ideas and between mathematics and other disciplines.
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• Bridge individualized teaching and learning goals with the rigorous goals of the content standards established in the state of California.
• Create a mathematics program that is designed to be mastered in a sequential, methodical manner.
• Teach the “how to” which is accessed through math fact mastery, procedures and steps.
• Teach the “why” which gives this subject purpose.