The Mathematics department follows the Curriculum and Standards for School Mathematics of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Frameworks of the State of South Carolina for Mathematics Education.   These standards contain an instructional plan for curriculum and evaluation for students.   They specifically address what students need to know, how students are to achieve these goals, and what teachers are to do to help students develop their mathematical knowledge.   The standards are articulated for evaluating both student performance and curricular programs, with an emphasis on the role of evaluative measures in gathering information upon which teachers can base subsequent instruction.   These standards also acknowledge the value of gathering information about student growth and achievement purposes.