### Computer Science Awareness Week December 5-9:

##### ** Kathleen Carter Awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by President Obama (click for video)**

How Can I Be Successful In Math?

Parent’s Guide to Student Success

The Math department is comprised of an excellent team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about teaching math and know the advantage it gives students to have a solid mathematics background. Courses involving Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Discrete Math, and Computer Science are all available for students to explore. We strive to have students:

- Learn to value mathematics
- Develop confidence in the ability to use mathematics
- Become problem – solvers, not answer finders
- Learn to communicate mathematically
- Know how to reason mathematically
- Be college and career ready by the time they graduate high school.

In this vein, we will be implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) that have been adopted by 45 states and The District of Columbia. The CCSSM build on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid and “*set a rigorous definition of college and career readiness by helping students develop a depth of understanding and ability to apply mathematics to novel situations as college students and employees regularly do” *(National Governors Association, 2011a, para. 8).

*Any general questions concerning the mathematics department at North Hunterdon should be directed to Ms. Heather Hacker, department supervisor.*

*Questions or comments about this website should be directed to Mr. Halldorson.*