At Terra Verde, the goal of our mathematics program is to develop computational fluency alongside critical thinking, problem solving, and logic skills. We begin with a hands-on, Montessori math experience in kindergarten. Our core curriculum for grades first through eight, Singapore Math, requires students to think through complex mathematical problems with the support of the teacher and a small group of peers. Our teachers work to develop an individualized plan for each student in math. Because each classroom of 16 students has children who need remediation, those who need a challenge, and those who are working on grade-level, instruction happens in flexible small groups.
We also recognize that no program fits all learning styles, our teachers supplement the core curriculum with Everyday Math, Math Their Way, Montessori materials, Hands-on Equations, and Continental Math, as well as tried-and-true techniques that each teacher brings to the table.