Math



Children have a natural curiosity and interest in numbers. The Pre-K mathematics program builds on this, incorporating counting into daily activities and exploring patterns, shapes, and space. Cooking and setting up snacks are also used to learn about quantity and measurements. In Kindergarten, children develop an understanding of numbers first through sorting concrete objects and later through numerical words and symbols. Their math vocabulary expands in First Grade as students develop their understanding of addition and subtraction. First graders also share their own word problems and gain a sense of spatial awareness. Through the use of chip trading, bean counters, and base ten blocks, second graders develop their understanding of multi-digit numbers and regrouping. They also describe and analyze shapes by examining their sides and angles.

In Third Grade, students explore new concepts such as multiplication and division, fractions, decimals, and probability. These concepts are then further developed in Fourth Grade, where students describe, analyze, and classify two-dimensional shapes. In both our Third and Fourth Grade mathematics program, students learn how to justify their reasoning when solving multi-step word problems, and how to think both logically and critically.