The Mathematics Program at the Sterling Community School is based on the premise that every student needs and deserves a rich and rigorous mathematics curriculum that is focused on the development of concepts, the acquisition of basic and advanced skills and the integration of problem solving experiences. The Connecticut Department of Education encourages all public school educators to provide challenging mathematics opportunities to foster the growth of intelligent, thoughtful and mathematically literate members of society. Sterling Community School offers students a planned, ongoing, and systematic mathematics program based on the State's expectations and the Common Core.
The major components of the Mathematics Program are as follows:
Algebraic Reasoning: Patterns and Functions
Students identify and use patterns and recognize that functional relationships can be represented and analyzed using a variety of strategies, tools and technologies.
Numerical and Proportional Reasoning
Students understand that quantitative relationships can be expressed numerically in multiple ways in order to make connections and simplify calculations using a variety of strategies, tools and technologies.
Geometry and Measurements
Students understand that shapes and structures can be analyzed, visualized, measured, and transformed using a variety of strategies, tools and technologies.
Working with Data: Probability and Statistics
Students recognize that data can be analyzed to make informed decisions using a variety of strategies, tools and technologies.