Rich in real-world applications and complete with extensions for learning at every level, St. James’ mathematics program prepares students to use mathematics masterfully, both in their academic and everyday lives.
The mathematics program at St. James’ serves to bolster and deepen students’ understanding of grade-level mathematics and to enhance their fluency in quantitative reasoning. Differentiated instruction with small groups and one-on-one tutoring; hands-on enrichment activities; and comprehensive, standards-based preparation make the program an essential part of St. James’ core curriculum and a perfect complement to classroom math instruction.
The curriculum for Kindergarten through 4th grade follows the guidelines of Singapore Math, an approach that integrates a strong, successful mathematics curriculum and pedagogy with standard United States elementary math education. Singapore Math is founded on the principle that mathematical ability is non-static; any student can become mathematically proficient with the right effort, dedication, and educational support.
Our students use visual tools and concrete objects to develop an understanding of abstract concepts and quantitative logic. They become self-regulating learners as they master new skills and apply them to real-world math problems.
By Grade Level
Kindergarteners learn numbers and place value. They also begin to form important number bonds so that they can see the relationships among numbers. Our Kindergarteners also learn about shapes, weight, lengths, and size. Finally, we help them develop algebraic mindsets by articulating and identifying patterns.
6th-graders study pre-algebra, tackling one-step and two-step equations. They study more complex word problems and learn how to translate them into mathematical equations. Our graduating class enters even more exciting territory by learning how to graph linear equations using coordinates and the slope-intercept form.