And Theory Of Action for BUNNELL HIGH SCHOOL Math Department
The following can be used to understand
the Mission Statement and Theory of Action for the BHS Mathematics Department
The goal of mathematics in Bunnell High
School is to assure learning experiences that create lifelong problem solvers
who can collaborate, adapt, and adjust to a diverse and ever changing society.
The actions of the math department are designed to ensure instruction that is
equitable and rigorous and support each school in becoming a multi-generational
math learning community.
Theory of Action for the Department
the Mathematics Department supports our students by
Delivering a high quality mathematics
program that prepares them for college and a career.
Incorporating effective uses of
technology that enhances student understanding and skills.
Having them engage in goal setting that
helps them reflect on their own work, understand the standards to which they
are held accountable, and take ownership of their learning.
Developing students’ literacy skills
that will allow them to deepen their understanding of mathematics concepts and
develop reasoning skills that apply across the disciplines.
the Mathematics Department supports our teachers by
Exploring mathematical ideas in ways
that stimulate curiosity, create enjoyment of mathematics, and develop depth of
Outlining an effective mathematics
program based on a carefully designed set of content standards that are clear
and specific, focused, and articulated over time as a coherent sequence.
the Mathematics Department supports our schools by
Establishing and supporting
instructional math coaches who lead the improvement of mathematics instruction
in each school and ensures every student has access to a math program that
meets their needs.
Implementing and supporting
instructional materials aligned to state standards that meet the needs of all
learners through effective and well-defined differentiation opportunities.
Outlining a comprehensive assessment
program that provides students with frequent feedback on their performance,
teachers with diagnostic tools for gauging students’ depth of understanding of
mathematical concepts and skills, parents with information about their children’s
performance in the context of program goals, and administrators with a means
for measuring student achievement.
Utilizing connections with outside
agencies and community resources that inspire our students and staff to engage
in meaningful mathematics.
the Mathematics Department supports our families by
Communicating how our schools are
meeting the needs of their children through activities that allow all families
to be involved.
Providing resources for families to be
involved as a partner in their child’s learning and in the learning of all
students in Bunnell High School will
Engage in mathematics classrooms that
stimulate curiosity, create enjoyment of mathematics, and develop depth of
Experience higher levels of academic
achievement that eliminates inequities and achievement gaps between student