Educational PhilosophyThe study of mathematics will enhance the ability of all students to problem solve and to reason. Through a strong standardized departmental program that emphasizes problem solving, communicating, reasoning and proof, making connections, and using representations, students will develop self-confidence and a positive attitude towards mathematics. Our curriculum matches that of the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework and we are philosophically aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards. Guiding Principles- Mathematical ideas should be explored in ways that stimulate curiosity, create enjoyment of mathematics, and develop depth of understanding.
- Effective mathematics programs focus on problem solving, and require teachers who have a deep knowledge of the discipline.
- Technology is an essential tool in a mathematics education and all students should gain facility in using it where advantageous.
- All students should have a high quality mathematics program.
- Assessment of student learning in mathematics should take many forms to inform instruction and learning.
- All students should understand the basic structure of mathematics.
- All students should recognize that the techniques of mathematics are reflections of its theory and structure.
- All students should gain facility in applying mathematical skills and concepts.
- All students should understand the role of inductive and deductive reasoning in mathematic and real life situations.
CoursesRead the Program of Studies for detailed course descriptions. - Algebra
- Geometry
- Trigonometry
- Calculus
- Electives
StaffBill Noeth, Regional Department Chair Telephone: (978)264-4700 extension 3411 Fax: (978)266-1133 E-mail: bnoeth@ABSchools.org |