The mathematics department at Otwell Middle School provides a meaningful experience-based curriculum. This curriculum is engaging, challenging, developmentally appropriate and student centered; therefore, creating mathematically proficient students who can...
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision in vocabulary and calculations.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
While math can be a challenging subject for many, our math teachers are dedicated to giving their students the best mathematics learning experience. We teach with discovery activities to help students see the relevance of mathematics in their everyday lives. We also use tasks to take students beyond memorization of rules and basic computation into stages of application and analysis. Our goal is to help students meet their maximum potential by providing an emphasis on problem solving strategies, using manipulatives and technology as appropriate, and supported by a variety of resources and assessments. Through engaging activities and instruction, our students will become problem solvers who are mathematically literate and apply mathematical concepts and skills for relevant and real life experiences. In meeting our students' needs, we offer several course level options and opportunities for growth and understanding.
We are confident with support from home, our students will enjoy a learning environment where increased academic achievement can take place. We are committed to helping your child succeed. If we can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.