**SaskMATH Compelling Why**

**SaskMATH Compelling Why**

** Because we believe**…

- high quality, data-driven, culturally appropriate, and student responsive math instruction is key to the life-long success of all children in Saskatchewan;
- all children can do math with respect to their personal experiences and needs; and
- engaging, effective, research-based, and culturally appropriate resources aid instructional decisions,

** …we will** develop a SaskMATH resource to support high quality math instruction.

## SaskMath Mission

Our mission is to develop a ** SaskMATH web and print resource** to support

**that will include**

*high quality math instruction and assessment***, and will be available in**

*First Nations Ways of Knowing***. This resource will support everyone – classroom teachers, administrators, parents and caregivers, community partners, school division leaders, directors, school boards, and provincial policy-makers.**

*both official languages**SaskMath Vision*

**As a result of the work of implementing this focus, across Saskatchewan…**

- WE will have students who have benefitted in their own way from high quality instruction and formative assessment, as evidenced by the data.
- WE will have consistency and uniformity in the quality of instruction that will close achievement gaps province-wide where students have the critical thinking skills needed to be successful.
- WE will have students and teachers* who will have a deep level of understanding of math. We will have confident math learners. (*instructional practices)
- WE will have students who enjoy, do and understand math, which will lead to confidence, ability, and a growth mindset as they use their knowledge and skill set beyond the classroom.
- WE will have students at all levels working at their appropriate proficiency level as they work towards their mathematical potential.
- WE will have confident educational leaders in math through collaboration, best practise, resource development, immersion and actualization of curricula. It will result in engaged, confident learners. The data will show growth.
- WE will have teachers who are confident in instructional strategies which meet students where they are, to achieve curricular outcomes.
- WE will have teachers attending and engaging in regular, high-quality professional development resulting in more confident teachers and, ultimately, more successful students in Saskatchewan.
- WE will have engaging, research-based, culturally-responsive spaces for mathematics instruction.
- WE will have engaged students that have a sense of self-efficacy that builds persistence through effective instruction as a response to assessment data. Students will gain proficiency and mastery to become mathematically savvy literate citizens.