During middle school, children mature rapidly, but at different rates and in different areas. Our methods for teaching math encourage this unique individual growth by meeting each child where he or she is developmentally. At Sparhawk, mathematics classes generally have 10 or fewer students. As a result, our teachers get to know your child’s learning strengths and needs well.
As your child’s conceptual thinking abilities develop, our expectations for them grow. Our curriculum follows the guidelines published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Within this structure, teachers can differentiate and still be assured that they are covering all of the many important topics developed over the middle school years.
As with all subjects at Sparhawk, our students learn by doing in Applied Math. Once a week, middle school students apply the concepts learned in class to solve hands-on problems. During this time, your child will come to understand that math is not only a subject in school; it is a tool that can be used to solve real-world problems. The goal is that your child will have a higher level of conceptual confidence and will be less prone to math anxiety.