Newbridge Academy has an Equal Balance
approach to Mathematics (as opposed to Traditional Math
, Discovery Math
[Show: About Equal Balance?]
These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
Mathematics at schools on OurKids.net
Equal balance - 66%
Traditional math - 27%
Discovery math - 7%
What Newbridge Academy says: The centerpiece of our mathematics program is mathematical problem solving. In their daily lessons students are encouraged to question, experiment with, and be curious about mathematical relationships and how these can be noticed and applied in our daily lives. Students are guided to extrapolate what they know and then use their mathematical powers, such as critical thinking, reasoning, conjecturing, proving, and visualizing to apply their knowledge to a novel situation. Through problem solving our students build their skills (such as computational fluency, spatial visualization, data analysis, measurement, estimation, algebraic manipulation, use of mathematical tools), concepts (such as understanding of numerical, geometric, algebraic, probabilistic, statistical ideas and relationships) , processes (such as reasoning, communication, modelling, applications, connections), attitudes (such as interest, confidence, appreciation, perseverance), and metacognition (such as habits of mind, monitoring of one’s own thinking, making a plan and tracking one’s own progress, self-regulation of learning).
Textbooks and supplementary materials: Singapore Primary Mathematics
Calculator policy: Calculators are tools, that are used when appropriate. Computational fluency is important and mental math skills are embedded within our program.