For each child, learning takes place in a highly individualized way. Since children learn by doing, by thinking and by discussing, the mathematics program should involve them in active participation. The program should aim at helping the child to act and feel as well as to know and think. It is important that thought be given to the personal application of math in our daily lives.
To implement effectively a sound mathematics program, a style of teaching which is child-oriented should be utilized. The program should make mathematics an enjoyable and natural experience for each child.
Mathematics is an area in which all children can develop self-confidence and a positive self-image. A sound mathematics education should be provided so every child will have the opportunity to succeed.
Policy adopted: April 11, 2000
Hamden Public Schools Hamden, Connecticut