Mathematics encompasses arithmetic, measurement, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability, and other fields. It deals with numbers, quantities, shapes and data as well as numerical relationships and operations. However, mathematics is much more than a collection of concepts and skills; it is a way of approaching new challenges through investigating, reasoning, visualizing and problem solving. It is a language to help us identify, describe and investigate patterns of everyday living. Mathematical skills will provide students with a solid foundation for success in the workplace, a basis for continued learning in mathematics, and a foundation for confronting real-life situations arising throughout their lives.