A problem is not necessarily solved because the correct answer has been made. A problem is not truly solved unless the learner understands what he has done and knows why his actions were appropriate.
Hartford Mathematics Vision
Hartford Public Schools students are equipped with the mathematical proficiencies necessary to reign over their destiny.
Hartford Mathematics Mission
Develop a focused, coherent, rigorous, and engaging Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 mathematics program for all students.
Hartford Mathematics Core Values
Freedom is the absence of necessity, coercion or constraint in choice or action. Thomas Jefferson asserted, “…that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Liberty is the result of education. With knowledge and proficiencies we have the power to create our future and control our destiny. Limited proficiencies result in restricted choices. With constraint in choice, fate is forced upon us. When we allow life to happen to us and we concede to chance, we forfeit our inalienable right to pursue happiness.
Our curiosity and sense of wonder is our innate education system. It’s an amazing world we live in, and the possibilities for our curious mind are truly limitless. The power of our most passionate curiosity is that it naturally generates an eagerness to understand what continues to elude us. It effortlessly stirs our own imaginative perspective, enticing and encouraging us to pursue it with vigor, all stemming from a natural yearning to answer our own, most burning questions. Opportunity and access hold the key to unlocking and unleashing our own unique creativity and imagination, our own genius. Wisdom is the ultimate achievement of our curiosity. When we finally discover our passion, we can spend our lives pursuing answers to our own most burning questions and we can share our discoveries and wisdom. This is how we impact the world. Curiosity leads us to our life’s work and purpose. It is our moral duty to ignite the curiosity of our students and unleash their sense of wonder.
Hartford Mathematics Theory of Action
Hartford Mathematics Guiding Quotes
Learning results from what the student does and thinks, and only from what the student does and thinks. The teacher can advance learning only by influencing what the student does to learn.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.