Mathematics: the program will actively engage the students in the development of mathematical understanding by using manipulatives and a variety of representations. Students will work independently and cooperatively to solve problems, estimating and computing efficiently, and conducting investigations and recording findings.Students will work to understand concepts rather than merely follow a sequence of procedures. They will find different ways to a solution and sometimes discover more than one right answer in applied mathematics. The emphasis will be on problem solving, reasoning, representation, connections, and communication.