Mathematics

The teaching and learning of mathematics follows the New York State Learning Standard for Mathematics. The process strands (Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections, and Representation) highlight ways of acquiring and using content knowledge that are delivered through the content standards (numbers and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Probability  & Statistics) for all the grades in our school (K-8). These process strands help to give meaning to mathematics and help students to see mathematics as a discipline rather than a set of isolated skills. Student engagement in mathematical content is accomplished through these process strands. Students will gain a better understanding of mathematics and have longer retention of mathematical knowledge as they solve problems, reason mathematically, prove mathematical relationships, participate in mathematical discourse, make mathematical connections, and model and represent mathematical ideas in a variety of ways.

The primary mathematics instructional materials for Grades K–8 (Everyday Mathematics [K–5] and Impact Mathematics [6–8]) are aligned with the New York state content strandsOur instruction follows the cooperative learning principles.  The students work in groups.  We encourage practices such roles in the groups, peer tutoring, and accountable talking.  Most of the teachers plan the instruction with the teacher in his/her grade level and follow the dual language model.  Additional elements to our preparation are the learning teams that approach topics of particular interest for our school.