Welcome to the mathematics homepage! We, in Henry County Schools, believe that we must ensure success for each student in mathematics. Teachers, administrators and parents must work together in helping students to appreciate mathematics, to grow more proficient mathematically, and to realize that mathematical skills are stepping stones to success. Mathematics instruction must continue to grow to meet the changing demands of our society. Literacy in mathematics requires understanding and thought processes that enable citizens to make sense of the world around us. Students and citizens must think critically and independently, recognize and weigh alternative explanations, and deal reasonably with problems that involve numbers, patterns, and logical arguments. Opportunities are provided for all students to strive toward their maximum potential and to increase their confidence in themselves and in their own abilities.
Our goal, in Henry County Schools, is for students to see that mathematics is more than a collection of concepts and skills to be mastered. Mathematics includes methods of investigating, reasoning, and communicating. It includes the ability to set up problems with the appropriate operations, the knowledge of a variety of techniques to approach and work on problems, the ability to work with others on problems, and the belief in the usefulness and value of mathematics.
"If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is."
-John Von Neumann