We believe that everyone is a math person. We believe all our students have the right, and ability, to develop as inquisitive, confident, adaptable, and proficient mathematicians.
We know that our students come to us with a wealth of mathematical knowledge. We have seen that not holding these beliefs about children, and not having high expectations of our students has resulted in children of color continually not even being exposed to their relevant grade level Math standards. We have seen the implications of simplifying math to rote memorization, and are committed to create equitable math classrooms that promote both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.
We believe that establishing positive Math class norms allows students to be comfortable in doing mathematics and sharing their ideas with others, engage in productive struggle, and most importantly - to see themselves as mathematicians.