The math program at Rock Point School aims to enhance student problem-solving skills and confidence through task-based learning. We tackle student beliefs about their mathematical abilities and work with them to develop a growth mindset. All levels, from pre-algebra to calculus, are offered as part of the curriculum. Our small classes enable us to work with students at various paces. Classes are broken up into smaller groups to work with the teacher or tutor based on student needs. We focus on quality over quantity, so students are assigned work to help them demonstrate and advance their comprehension, rather than to fill a notebook. Assignments are tailored to student requirements, challenging them to learn mathematical concepts and progress in their ability to work. Our math classes include college preparatory courses as well as instruction for students who need help with basic math skills, and/or consumer math. We offer SAT preparation within the program. Whether your goal is to learn high-level mathematics or to get rid of math anxiety, you can enjoy our math program.
The goals of the math program are to enable students to:
- use different approaches to problem solving
- use a variety of resources to increase understanding
- make connections between math and the world around us
- become more comfortable and confident with the language of mathematics