Watertown High School Mathematics Department offers a comprehensive four-year Mathematics program, whose goal is to enable every student to reach his or her math potential in a supportive, academically focused and nurturing environment. The mathematics courses, located in the Program of Studies, are aligned to the Connecticut Core Standards and includes rigorous content and application of knowledge through critical thinking for all students.  Courses focus on reasoning and sense making as developed in the context of strong content, ensuring that students can accurately carry out mathematical procedures, understand why those procedures work, and know how they might be used and their results interpreted. A student’s active involvement in mathematics includes enacting learning practices such as discussion and collaboration, proposing and defending mathematical ideas and conjectures, responding thoughtfully to the mathematical arguments of peers, and completion of assignments. Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics. All mathematics courses involve the use of technology such as scientific or graphing calculators, and/or computers to enhance students’ learning.