It is the core mission of this school for every student to be a confident user of mathematics, a powerful quantitative thinker and a productive problem solver. Further, it is paramount for students who learn differently to explore and embrace the notion that multiple approaches can lead to a correct solution. This mission can only be achieved within a mathematics program that balances mathematical skills, concepts and applications with instruction that emphasizes explanation, justification and number sense. That is, our school is committed to a mathematics program built upon teaching and learning that actively engages students in experiences that stimulate curiosity, inquiry, joy and a deep understanding of mathematics.
Math in Focus: Our adaptive Math in Focus scope and sequence is the framework for our math classes, which meet daily for 45-60 minutes. Through the use of manipulative materials and practical applications, students strive to solve real world math problems. With diagnostic evaluation and careful analysis of error patterns, each student’s specific areas of need and interest are identified. In small groups, students begin with 6th grade Math followed by classes that infuse Pre-Algebraic concepts and ultimately prepare for Algebra I. Each student’s mastery is based upon the development of skills at the conceptual level first. From there, students develop fluency and acquire strategies while learning to apply concepts through real world problem solving.