Welcome to D11 Mathematics
Mathematics education in District 11 strives to foster and sustain children’s natural curiosity about and appreciation of mathematics. To this end, our approach to mathematics instruction and assessment is balanced in its design. With all learners we work to develop conceptual understanding of mathematics, procedural skills in mathematics, and abilities to transfer and apply mathematics to solve problems in a variety of situations. Our approach views each of these three developmental goals as equally important and mutually reinforcing. Our goal is to develop citizens who are mathematically literate, skilled and confident, and so who are best equipped to meet any future opportunities.The mission of the District 11 Mathematics Department is to ensure all learners have opportunity and access to understand meaningful and engaging mathematics, to develop habits of mathematical inquiry, thinking and problem-solving, and to apply concepts and skills in contexts where mathematics supports our conceptualization and interpretation of the world.
We support the shared vision and mission of District 11 by collaborating with members of school-based, professional learning communities to increase student achievement through:
- Designing standards-based learning objectives and assessments of learning
- Planning and implementing guaranteed and viable, standards-based, mathematics curriculum
- Using research-based and evidence-based best practices in teaching K-12 mathematics
- Providing timely feedback and supports for learners based on frequent monitoring