Math

## Middle School

Middle School consists of grades 6 through 8. The Troy School District Mathematics Department believes all students are doers of mathematics.

**The Troy School District Mathematics Department believes**...

all students are doers of mathematics. We believe that the purpose of our mathematics program is to cultivate students’ positive mathematical identities so that all students:

- develop deep mathematical understandings
- understand and critique the world through mathematics
- experience the wonder, joy, and beauty of mathematics

*NCTM (2020). Catalyzing Change in Middle School Mathematics*

Troy students will:

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically
- Attend to precision
- Look for and make use of structure
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

*Common Core Math Practice Standards*