Problem-solving strategies is the focus in all mathematics classes. Students use a variety of models, diagrams, and procedures to develop and share techniques. Flexibility and resourcefulness in thinking is encouraged and helps students gain confidence and pride in their ability to meet daily challenges. Math isn't taught in a silo, it's everywhere in the daily experience, and richly connected to all of the curriculum.
Our young mathematicians learn from each other, too. By using concrete manipulatives, students develop abstract thinking skills and internalize more complex mathematical concepts.
Recently, our middle schoolers competed in the nation-wide Math Counts competition and scored within the top of the state! Competing against 6-8th graders, these sixth graders showed what grit, determination, and hard work can accomplish!
The program is divided into five areas: patterns and algebraic relationships, number sense and operations, statistics and probability, geometry, spatial sense, and measurement.