The teaching and learning of mathematics begins in a math rich environment. The activities, tasks, and discourse provide a framework for the development of mathematical power in all learners. Mathematical power (NCTM, 1991) is unmistakable in learners that exhibit conceptual and procedural understandings. It is evident in learners that can communicate mathematically, reason logically, problem solve, and exhibit a disposition to persevere. The emphasis of the math curriculum is on: Problem solving strategies, Interpretation of data, Measurement, time, and money, Calculator skills, Number sense and operations, Spatial and geometry concepts and patterns, and algebra.
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