Prep students learn to appreciate math as an investigative and problem-solving enterprise that stimulates their imagination and engages their creativity. We approach the learning of mathematics as the study of a universal language that deepens our understanding of the world in which we live. Through explorations, technology, hands-on activities, and multiple representations, we invite students to explore the relationships and patterns of mathematics. At Prep, we value problem-solving and discovery over rote learning and nurture a growth mindset in students, valuing struggle and failure as part of the learning process. We ask students to make conjectures and defend their thinking, believing that this leads to deeper understanding of the material. The learning environment is structured to encourage group work, as well as individual work, and it is our goal to meet the needs of a variety of learners and thinkers.