Comfort with and understanding of numerical concepts and applications is critical for every individual in the modern world. So much of a person’s daily life is dependent on competence in understanding numerical relationships and in performing mathematical processes, including computation, abstraction, and estimation, and the application of these skills in other domains.
Leveraging the math advisory group comprised of professional math educators as well as outside consultants, MWJDS offers a robust math program designed to meet the needs of students at all math levels.
From Kindergarten to the highest grades, the mathematics curriculum at MWJDS uses a combined inquiry-based and computational learning approach in order to furnish children with basic calculation skills and an understanding of applied mathematical concepts. In every grade, students explore problems in depth both individually and in groups. They utilize a variety of concrete materials, relevant technology, and learn multiple ways in which to express their mathematical thinking.
Through regular assessment, teachers are able to put children in the appropriately leveled groups to create the most effective learning environment and meet individual needs of each student.
The MWJDS chess club encourages children in all grades to participate in practice and in competitions.