At LCA we teach students how math works and why it matters. As our students begin to grasp this they realize that to be human is to be someone who can know and understand math.
We believe that math is a language that needs to be built on a solid foundation. Therefore, our math classes are leveled by ability rather than by age or grade. K-6 classes all focus on math during the same time which allows students to change classes according to their ability. Our students love this opportunity to experience learning with a different teacher and different mix of peers. Our upper school students’ schedules are arranged to accommodate the math class they need.
Singapore Math introduces students to math concepts by working from concrete realities that are easy to understand and then translating those concepts into abstract ideas. Enjoy this video introduction.