Mathematics

GOALS FOR GRADUATES IN MATHEMATICS

The Parkway School District’s goals for graduates in Mathematics are based on the Missouri Show-Me Standards.  These standards describe performance goals for students as well as knowledge standards.

 

Students in the Parkway School District will reach the following performance goals:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to gather, analyze and apply information and ideas.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively within and beyond the classroom.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to recognize and solve problems.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to make decisions and act as responsible members of society.

 

Students in the Parkway School District will acquire a solid foundation in mathematics which includes knowledge of:

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; other number sense, including numeration and estimation; and the application of these operations and concepts in the workplace and other situations
  • Geometric and spatial sense involving measurement (including length, area, volume), trigonometry, and similarity and transformations of shapes
  • Data analysis, probability and statistics
  • Patterns and relationships within and among functions and algebraic, geometric and trigonometric concepts
  • Mathematical systems (including real numbers, whole numbers, integers, fractions), geometry, and number theory (including primes, factors, multiples)
  • Discrete mathematics (such as graph theory, counting techniques, matrices)