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The Titans are ready for impact!
The staff at Twenty Valley have been busy creating the focus for instructional goals in the areas of math and literacy for the 2014-2015 school year. Our commitment is to:
...develop life-long learners, mathematicians and critical thinkers who have the knowledge, thinking skills, confidence and perseverance to solve problems in their lives.
We, as a staff community, will work towards this goal by offering the students a multitude of experiences that foster and develop these skills.
In literacy, through the use of learning goals, success criteria and common assessment tools, the students will know and understand what it is that they are learning as well as what they are expected to do to show what they have learned.
In the area of math, we will focus on computational fluency (which is having efficient, flexible and accurate methods for computing). This begins in kindergarten when students learn to understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems and continues throughout the years as students are taught and learn strategies on how to be fluent in mental math, paper and pencil tasks and using technology such as a calculator when computing answers to situations involving numbers.