Mathematics is a language used to identify, describe, and investigate patterns and problems of everyday life.
The District 205 Mathematics Program provides all students with the opportunity to become productive members of today's technological society. Through the concepts of measurement, estimation, data analysis, geometric relations and algebra, the program develops mathematical problem solving, computational and communication skills. Lifelong learning, the making of mathematical connections and an appreciation for mathematics is promoted. We use a dynamic, multi-faceted approach that includes use of the latest technology, manipulatives and remediation.
The District 205 Mathematics Program follows the guidelines set forth by universities, the State of Illinois, professional organizations, the NCTM Standards and School District 205.
1. Number Concepts and Skills - Understand numbers.
2. Measurement - Extend the understanding of the process of measurement.
3. Algebraic Concepts and Skills - Know algebraic concepts and methods.
4. Geometric Concepts and Skills - Know geometric concepts and methods.
5. Data Collection and Analysis - Understand methods of data collection and analysis.
6. Mathematics as Problem Solving - Know problem solving strategies
7. Mathematics Connections - Understand connections among mathematical topics and between mathematics and other disciplines.
8. Technology - understand the uses of technological tools that facilitates mathematical learning.
9. Mathematics as Reasoning - Understand logical reasoning.
10. Mathematics as Communication - Know mathematical language and symbolism.