# Mathematics

Discovering Algebra is based on the premise that when students are given the opportunity to be actively involved in their own discovery of mathematics, they become better problem solvers and develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.

The rigorous algebra curriculum incorporates problem solving, real-world applications, conceptual understanding, and mathematics as sense making to ensure that students develop algebra skills in a meaningful and retrievable way.

Discovering Algebra is written to the Common Core State Standards and its strength lies in the connection of mathematical content and practices that is called for by the CCSS. Its careful balance of conceptual and procedural understanding supports the notion that students should not only know a mathematical procedure, but be able to justify why it works.