By: Jeff Heyck-Williams

At Two Rivers we have made a conscious effort to change the way that everyone thinks about, talks about, and engages in math.  We have shifted the expectations to place the emphasis away from just memorizing math facts to also understanding the math.  We have shifted from pushing students to memorize lots of algorithms so that they can solve specific kinds of problems on tests to applying the math concepts they understand to solve any complex math problem.  We have shifted from a school where it was OK to say, “I’m not really a math person” to a place where everyone celebrates working hard to solve a math problem.