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Goals of the Mathematics Department in GPISD 
 
 
In an effort to ensure that the educational goals for students reflect the importance of mathematical literacy, the GPISD Mathematics department articulates five general goals for all students:
  • That they learn to value mathematics, 
  • That they become confident in their ability to do mathematics, 
  • That they become mathematical problem solvers, 
  • That they learn to communicate mathematically, and 
  • That they learn to reason mathematically.

These goals imply that students should be exposed to numerous and varied interrelated experiences that encourage them to value the mathematical enterprise, to develop mathematical habits of mind, and to understand and appreciate the role of mathematics in human affairs; that they should be encouraged to explore, to guess, and even to make and correct errors so that they gain confidence in their ability to solve complex problems; that they should read, write, and discuss mathematics; and that they should conjecture, test, and build arguments about a conjecture's validly.

 
 


 

 
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Department Contacts 
 
Angela Herron 
Secondary Math Facilitator
 
Eileen Littel
Elementary Math Facilitator
 
Veronica Alarcon 
Elementary Math Strategist
 
Sharlonda Kennedy 
Middle School Math Strategist
 
David Henson 
High School Math Strategist 
 
Kathy Solfermoser 
Middle School Math Strategist
 
Kristen Watson 
High School Math Strategist
 
Kathryn Wiggs 
Elementary Math Strategist
 
Peggy Wilkins 
Elementary Math Strategist

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