Mathematics philosophy in the Woodbridge School District builds on the belief that children begin school with mathematical intuition and with the ability to think mathematically. School provides a mathematical environment into which come ideas from the broader world and from children’s own experiences. Children’s relationships with mathematics outside of school are shaped by their experiences with mathematics in school. Through their experiences at Beecher Road School, children will develop an understanding of the world as a mathematical environment.

We affirm:

  • Students’ experiences in school will promote a positive disposition toward mathematics.

  • Students’ math programs will recognize and build upon the intuition and awareness with which they begin school.

  • Students will have opportunities and will be encouraged to construct their own mathematical understandings.

  • Students will use appropriate math tools strategically.

  • Students will make use of problems and persevere in solving them.

  • Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively.

  • Students will construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  • Students will apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. 

  • Students will attend to detail and evaluate the reasonableness of their results.