The goal of mathematics instruction at St. Paul Lutheran School is to provide a challenging environment for every student.
- Into Math curriculum is designed to move students from concrete to abstract, developing the computational and thinking skills necessary for math success.
- The school’s technology initiative allows for individualized, differentiated instruction, yet there remains a strong traditional approach to to exploring mathematics
- The programs are in place to meet the needs of students excelling in the area of mathematics and those in need of remediation.
- In the early childhood and primary grades (K-2), the development of number sense and mathematical concepts are introduced through hands on learning experiences.
- In the intermediate grades (3-5), students continue to develop competency in the use of basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and begin to work more extensively with large number operations.
- In the intermediate and middle school grades (4-8), mathematics is taught simultaneously throughout the school and students are placed in a math class that corresponds to their ability level and achievement.
- At the middle school level (6-7) an emphasis is placed on refining basic computation skills with whole numbers, decimal numbers, and fractions. Students increase their knowledge of integers, ratios, proportions, percents and begin the fundamental concepts of pre-algebra.
- Students excelling in the area of mathematics have an opportunity to complete a high school level Algebra I class in 7th grade and Geometry I using Florida Virtual School.