It is Triad’s mission to “provide a challenging education ensuring students reach their full potential.” In the area of literacy, this means ensuring our students are provided with opportunities for reading, writing, listening and speaking for a variety of purposes and audiences. Reading is gathering a message from text. Writing is communicating a message to a reader. Listening and speaking are the building blocks for reading and writing. Literacy is interwoven into all content areas. It is not specific to one part of student learning but rather, is an integral part of what students do each day. In mathematics students are provided opportunities with the five strands of Number Sense, Measurement, Algebra, Geometry and Data Analysis/Probability. Instruction is focused on real-life problem solving, a balance between whole-class, small group, and self-directed learning.