Lower School Math Program Overview
In this long block, students engage with mathematics in a variety of ways, through real world and mathematical investigations and cross-curricular projects.
Math Skills Time
Students develop skills through rich tasks that encourage a deep understanding through concrete, visual and abstract representations. The concepts covered in skills time parallel the concepts being explored in HEARTS Math, allowing students to practice skills related to their project work.
Math Talks (Number Talks, Dot Patterns, Counting Circles, etc)
Teachers lead students in routine math talks, where they ask students to be flexible with numbers, explain their thinking, consider multiple perspectives and respond to the thinking of others.
Math Centers (Choice Math Practice)
These are whole class sessions where students are provided with a various options for math practice. Every child has access to all levels of challenges and teachers provide assistance as needed.
These are 30 minute sessions on Fridays where students have choice of different topics. Math circle topics have included Hyperdimensional Geometry, Computational Paper Folding, Mathematical Art, Sports Statistics, Strategy Games, Mathematical Puzzles and more.