Mathematics

The Middle School math program aims to develop an appreciation for mathematics and logical, organized thought. Students are taught to become aware of and confident in their own abilities to communicate and reason mathematically. A strong emphasis is placed upon study skills, organization, and the mathematical process, not just the answer. Students develop active learning strategies and become resourceful and independent. A main goal of the department is to foster metacognition in each student. Each grade has honors-level sectioning for students demonstrating the ability to move at a faster pace.

Grades seven and eight emphasize the progression of mathematics to pre-algebra and then on to algebra. Students explore the following topics: integers, rational numbers, number theory, inequalities, probability and statistics, simple interest, and trigonometry.