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    Mathematics Department

  • Michigan's K-12 Academic Standards, adopted in 2010, define what students should understand and be able to do in Mathematics. Mathematics in Ann Arbor Public Schools addresses eleven domains.


    • Counting and Cardinality            
    • Measurement and Data            
    • Expressions and Equations       
    • Operations and Algebraic Thinking           
    • Geometry                                 
    • Functions 
    • Number and Operations in Base 10                
    • Ratios and Proportional Relationships              
    • Statistics and Probability
    • Number and Operations-Fractions             
    • The Number System
    Students in Ann Arbor Public Schools engage in Mathematics learning aligned to rigorous, coherent, and relevant expectations that prepare them to be career and college ready. Mathematics in Ann Arbor reaches beyond isolated skills and procedural knowledge to pursue authentic mathematical understandings and skills. Mathematical learning in Ann Arbor pays consistent attention to eight fundamental mathematical practices. 
    1. Making sense of problems and persevering in solving them.
    2. Reasoning abstractly and quantitatively.
    3. Constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others.
    4. Modeling with mathematics.
    5. Using appropriate tools strategically.
    6. Attending to precision.
    7. Looking for and making use of structure.
    8. Looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning.
    The Michigan K-12 Mathematics Standard can be found at the following link.


    AAPS Vision for Mathematics:

    Empowerment and Access -  “Access and Equity. An excellent mathematics program requires that all students have access to a high-quality mathematics curriculum, effective teaching and learning, high expectations, and the support and resources needed to maximize their learning potential. “ 

    “Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving and allow multiple entry points and varied solution strategies.”

    "Engagement and Interaction - “Each and every student should learn the Essential Concepts in order to expand professional opportunities, understand and critique the world, and experience the joy, wonder, and beauty of mathematics.”

    "Integration of Technology - Real World Preparation - “ Tools and Technology. An excellent mathematics program integrates the use of mathematical tools and technology as essential resources to help students learn and make sense of mathematical ideas, reason mathematically, and communicate their mathematical thinking.”


    Guiding Principles for School Mathematics, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All, NCTM, 2014

    Engagement statement, Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations, NCTM, 2018. 

  • Contacts


    Anthony Stamm

    K-5 Mathematics and Science Curriculum Coordinator



    Anne Marie Nicoll-Turner

    District Secondary Mathematics Department Chair