We believe mathematically literate students...
- Take risks, develop multiple strategies, and persevere in order to understand a problem and reach a solution.
- Make sense of quantities and their relation to one another within the context of a problem; represent a problem using numbers, pictures, and equations.
- Explain their thinking, justify their answers, and critique others' reasoning in order to debate multiple perspectives.
- Apply known mathematical concepts and models to analyze and interpret real world problems; reflect on whether the results make sense in the context of the problem and make improvements if needed.
- Choose the most effective tools to solve problems and to deepen understanding of mathematical concepts.
- Are precise, accurate, and detailed in their work and communicate using correct mathematical language.
- Recognize and apply patterns and relationships to solve problems and build new knowledge.
- Seek efficient ways to solve problems by continually monitoring and reasonableness of their thought process and results to determine when generalizations can be made.