Summit's Lower School mathematics program is aligned to the NYS learning standards and core curriculum. Our program focuses on the development of concepts and proficiency of math skills through the integrated study of number sense and operations, measurement, algebra, geometry, and statistics and probability.
In addition to the development of basic skills, students learn to communicate and reason mathematically and to become effective problem solvers by using appropriate strategies and tools effectively.
Students in grades 3-8 participate annually in the NYS Mathematics assessment. These tests are designed to measure conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and problem solving.
Elementary School: The primary focus of our elementary program is to help students build a solid foundation in mathematics. Students are grouped according to skill level. Small-group instruction allows teachers to accommodate each student’s individual learning styles. The use of manipulatives enables children to enjoy a hands-on approach to learning. Computer software is also used to facilitate the acquisition of basic math skills.
Middle School: The middle school program is designed to help students deepen their understanding of mathematics using a hands-on and spiraling approach. Real-life applications and collaborative learning experiences put mathematics in a meaningful context. Problem solving and pre-algebra skills are the main focus of our curriculum in preparation for high school level mathematics.