The main objective of the mathematics program is to support students as they become mathematically literate citizens who know the appropriate mathematical and technological tools to use and when to use them in various problem-solving settings. Students master concepts and work through the mathematics courses through a sequential approach beginning with Algebra I. They develop critical-thinking and application skills needed to build a solid foundation for further high school and college work in both mathematics and science. The types of problems and the learning environment in the mathematics classrooms foster persistence, critical thinking, and reflection. All courses require students to communicate conceptual understanding (both verbally and in written form), justify and explain results, and apply mathematics to real-world situations.