In our goal of developing effective communicators and critical thinkers, Petaluma City Schools students receive instruction in four critical areas:
1) Concepts & Procedures - Our students must be able to explain and apply math concepts and interpret, and carry out math procedures with precision and fluency.
2) Problem Solving - Our students must be able to solve complex problems, and make productive use of mathematical knowledge and problem solving strategies.
3) Communicating Reasoning - Our students will clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others.
4) Modeling and Data Analysis - Our students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use math models to interpret and solve problems.
These four focus areas apply to all math curriculum.