Hanover Mathematics: Empowering
All Students
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Ian Shenk
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MISSION STATEMENT
Hanover County Public Schools mathematics teachers strive to provide a
quality mathematics education that empowers all students.
GOALS

Provide
the highest quality mathematics education for each student while
meeting and exceeding state and national standards.

Encourage all students to study mathematics throughout their school
years.

Encourage all students to use and communicate mathematics
confidently and effectively.

Prepare
all students for a technologically changing world.
STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
The Hanover County Mathematics Program is
built on the belief that all students can learn mathematics.
Students are empowered to do mathematics in a supportive environment
where they are encouraged to explore, create, construct, prove and share
ideas.
Multiple and varied experiences and applications allow students
to understand mathematical concepts and to make connections between
mathematics and their world.
Instruction must include opportunities for students to communicate their
personal understanding orally, in writing, and through representation. All students can develop an appreciation and understanding
for the beauty of mathematics when these critical elements
are present.
The following beliefs guide curriculum development and renewal of the
program into the twentyfirst century.

Mathematics is an essential skill in our technologically rich
society;

All
students can learn meaningful mathematics;

Higher
level mathematical thinking must be encouraged from kindergarten
through twelfth grade;

Developmental differences among students should be accommodated;

Stimulating materials should be used to support learning;

Technology is both a component and a support of mathematics
learning;

Real
world applications give purpose to mathematics learning and better
understanding to mathematical concepts;

Mathematics should be approached as a connected unified subject; and

Written
objectives, instructional practice and assessment strategies must be
aligned in a coherent curriculum.
