MATHEMATICS: Kindergarten Through 8th Grade
Our mathematics program is driven by The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Hands-on activities and differentiation are incorporated to build on enduring understanding of basic concepts and computational skills.
Our teachers engage students in meaningful learning through individual and collaborative experiences that promote their ability to make sense of mathematical ideas and reason mathematically.
The program is enhanced by the use of technology, in depth problem solving, and research projects.
Students are encouraged to recognize math in everyday life situations and across the curriculum.
The Campus School embraces the Bridges in Mathematics Program in grades K-3 and The Univeristy of Chicago Mathematics Program in grades 4 thorugh 8.
Enrichment and advanced opportunities are provided in grades 6 – 8.
MONTESSORI MATHEMATICS: Pre- Kindergarten and Kindergarten
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment”
Learning comes more easily when children work with concrete educational materials that graphically show what is taking place in a given mathematical process.
Montessori students use hands-on learning materials that make abstract concepts clear and concrete. They can literally see and explore what is going on. This approach to teaching mathematics is based on the research of Dr. Maria Montessori and offers a clear and logical strategy for helping students understand and develop a solid foundation in mathematics and geometry.
The concrete Montessori Math materials are perhaps the best known and most imitated elements of Dr. Montessori’s work. These elegant and simply lovely materials hold a fascination for most children and adults alike.
The Montessori Math materials proceed through several levels of abstraction, beginning with concepts and skills that are the most basic foundations of mathematics, presented in the most concrete representation, up through the advanced operations, which are represented in increasing levels of abstraction until the student grasps them conceptually.