The Missoula County Public Schools' Mathematics Curriculum is designed to equip our students with the powerful mathematical skills required for the 21st Century. More than at any other time in history, society is placing demands on citizens to interpret and use mathematics to make sense of information and complex situations. To be well informed as adults and to have access to desirable jobs, our students today require mathematical skills that go far beyond what was needed by students in the past. All our students must sharpen their skills; deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts, processes and applications; and hone their problem-solving, reasoning, and communication abilities. Mathematical literacy is essential for every child's future.
"Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Mathematics, six acclaimed educators assert it’s not about which one―it’s about when―and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school." (Corwin, 2018)