We agree with the great scientist Galileo, who described mathematics as “the alphabet with which God has written the universe.”
Our instruction provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to function well in a world that depends on the daily application of mathematics. We believe that cultivating enthusiasm for mathematics is an important component of a successful mathematics curriculum, and we do that through proper motivation and consistent teaching in a positive atmosphere.
The current curriculum mirrors the New York State Mathematics Standards.
Specifically, the math program focuses on three components:
- Conceptual understanding
- Procedural fluency
- Each is incorporated using grade-appropriate instruction, manipulative teaching tools and calculators. Ultimately, the student will see math as an integrated body of knowledge critical to a functioning society.