illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot
read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and
The value of a problem is not so much coming up with
the answer as in the ideas and attempted ideas it forces
on the would be solver.
Israel Nathan Herstein
There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract,
which may not someday be applied to the phenomena of the
It is the goal of the Mathematics and Science
departments of Deer Park ISD to instill in
all students the knowledge and skills enumerated
by the state of Texas in the TEKS. In order
to achieve this goal, teachers and students
will engage in both concrete and abstract
learning activities and will apply mathematical
and scientific topics in the context of real-world
situations. Of equal importance is ensuring
that all students become life-long learners,
a necessity for success in the 21 st Century.
For our children, learning to speak the language
of mathematics and science with confidence
is now as fundamental as learning to read.