Curriculum_Lower School

Learn Singapore Math

Our Singapore Math curriculum is based on intellectual curiosity with number sense. Students first learn the traditional “borrow and carry” algorithm when adding and subtracting three digit numbers. Later, the teacher will revisit the same problems, challenging students to find new ways to look at the problems and solve them mentally. Because students spend considerable time in first grade analyzing the numbers that add up to ten, they tend to have a flexibility and proficiency with mental math.
Students who see a unique way to approach a problem will explain it to the rest of the class, and the teacher will manufacture a few new equations that allow them to try new approaches. Click on the photos below to view presentations by our grade 2 students, and let them teach you a new approach to problem-solving.

Mrs. Dale Explains Singapore Math