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Mathematics Department

Please click the links on the right to learn more about each of our Matematics teachers.  
The aims of MYP mathematics courses are to encourage and enable students to:
  • enjoy mathematics, develop curiosity and begin to appreciate its elegance and power 
  • develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics 
  • communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts 
  • develop logical, critical and creative thinking 
  • develop confidence, perseverance and independence in mathematical thinking and problem-solving 
  • develop powers of generalization and abstraction 
  • apply and transfer skills to a wide range of real-life situations, other areas of knowledge and future developments 
  • appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics have influenced each other; the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of mathematicians and the applications of mathematics; the international dimension in mathematics; and the contribution of mathematics to other areas of knowledge 
  • develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics 
  • develop the ability to reflect critically upon their own work and the work of others.

MPS Math Vision

MPS graduates can choose to use a mathematical lens to understand problems they encounter in their lives and their work.   Because of the powerful mathematical problem solving skills of our graduates and the diverse perspectives they bring, Minneapolis and the broader community will be recognized as a global leader in developing effective solutions to the world’s problems.

MPS Math Values and Beliefs

  • We value conceptual understanding 
  • We value thinking and reasoning
  • We value building conceptual understanding, thinking, and reasoning in order to develop increased procedural fluency and problem solving flexibility
  • We believe positive math identities must be developed and fostered
  • We believe that mathematics should be seen as a tool to be an influential member of society

Because of these values and beliefs around math instruction, we see:

  • A Launch, Explore, Summarize model of inquiry focused instruction
  • Students engaged in cognitively demanding tasks
  • Teachers spending more time questioning and less time showing and telling
  • Students engaging in daily academic conversations through effective math discourse
  • Teachers creating a culture in the classroom where all students see themselves as mathematicians
  • Mathematics used as a tool to be an influential member of society 
in our Minneapolis Public Schools math classrooms. 
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