The Mathematics Department offers a variety of courses, some of which are similar in content but different in approach, depth of study, and pacing. Students in each course are given the opportunity to learn not just course content, but to develop the 8 Mathematical Practices. Problem solving requires students to solve multi-step problems which involve skills and knowledge with which the student is familiar but may require the student to apply mathematics to new situations. Mathematical communication requires that students explain clearly, systematically, and accurately, in written prose, math procedures, and results. Very often this procedure involves the use of charts, diagrams or graphs. Math Department objectives are closely aligned with the Common Core State Standards.