The K-4 mathematics curriculum is guided by the Everyday Mathematics Program, originally designed by the University of Chicago's Department of Mathematics. Teachers incorporate other resources to provide a rigorous, developmentally appropriate program focusing on the varying needs of children. The use of manipulatives and hands-on activities, as well as real-life applications, enhances students' enjoyment and conceptual understanding and allows children to gain confidence, efficacy, and efficiency in mathematics.
Our program stresses the need for a firm foundation in Numbers and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis and Probability. The Everyday Mathematics program spirals through the content areas so that skills and concepts are first introduced and then reinforced throughout the program with increasing complexity. Arithmetic skills are embedded in all mathematical explorations. In addition, teachers integrate math activities into thematic science and social studies units.
In 5th grade students transition to a math curriculum that prepares them for our Middle School math program. This program is called Math Expressions and continues to build upon the concepts established in Everyday Math. It emphasizes process and mathematical modeling, two skills that are essential in 21st century mathematics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs. In Math Expressions, students develop these building blocks in preparation for more abstract reasoning and modeling.