Coordinators in the Mathematics Department of Curriculum and Instruction for Alvin ISD are dedicated to serving the students in our community. We make every effort to integrate mathematics in a hands-on learning atmosphere to prepare our students for a demanding STEM environment post high school.
We look forward to working with you and your students in the future!
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Guiding Principles (NCTM, 2000)
The six Principles address overarching themes in mathematics education:
- Equity. Excellence in mathematics education requires equity—high expectations and strong support for all students.
- Curriculum. A curriculum is more than a collection of activities: it must be coherent, focused on important mathematics, and well articulated across the grades
- Teaching. Effective mathematics teaching requires understanding what students know and need to learn and then challenging and supporting them to learn it well.
- Learning. Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge.
- Assessment. Assessment should support the learning of important mathematics and furnish useful information to both teachers and students.
- Technology. Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students' learning.