Here at All Saints’ Day School, we believe that all students can be great math students, confident in their mathematical ability. Small, student-centered math classes, rich in creativity and innovation ready our students for future success in math. Our emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration also prepares them for an increasingly complex twenty first century world.
The math curriculum is focused, rigorous and relevant. Content is linked both across grade levels and content fields. Our challenging program and high expectations for excellence is partnered with strong support for each student. Smaller math classes allow teachers to create an environment in which they can be responsive to individual student needs and provide either the necessary support, or challenge, essential to cultivate confidence and success.
Students are expected to be active participants and take responsibility for their own learning. We are aware that children acquire mathematical reasoning at differing times in their cognitive and chronological development and value the unique and varied ways in which students learn. For this reason, math groups are fluid throughout the year to assure students are in an appropriate and supportive environment that best enables them to develop as independent thinkers.
Projects, rich discussion, and collaboration create an engaging culture of problem-solving which includes such skills as: critical thinking, abstract reasoning, debate, perseverance and even conjecture. This environment is geared to inspire an appreciation and curiousity for the beauty and relevance of mathematics in their world.