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The math curriculum at the Campus School is designed to develop studentsí capacity to employ mathematics as a natural, effective, and creative tool for exploring the world around them. This encompasses the ability to reason mathematically, to represent and communicate mathematical ideas through diverse modalities including the use of mathematical notation, and to apply mathematical techniques and strategies to solve a wide range of problems. To achieve these goals, the curriculum offers students opportunities to develop an understanding of our number system and to acquire computational skills and fluency for performing basic arithmetical operations. As students progress through the school, they develop an understanding of and facility with pattern functions and analysis, measurement, data and statistical collection and interpretation, rates of change and probability, geometry, and algebra.

Mathematics is embedded in the daily routines and experiences that constitute life in the classroom. Such activities include taking attendance, counting the days in school, tracking time and dates, solving story problems, and collecting, recording and interpreting data. Published programs and materials are supplemented with teacher-designed materials, activities and games. Along with the extensive use of manipulatives, students utilize computers, calculators,
and other technological tools. In addition, mathematical work is integrated into other subjects, particularly science and social studies, and is further supported in the subject areas of technology, music, and art. Within each classroom students work individually, in small groups, and all together as they learn and practice new skills, theorize and develop conceptual understandings, and actively apply their mathematical knowledge to engage in problem solving. In this way, students learn to see mathematics as both a practical and creative tool for engaging and understanding the world around them
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First Graders study insects
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INSECTS AS ENGINEERS:
Our first graders are studying how insect adaptations solve problems within the environment. Insects must build colonies, cut leaves, haul materials, and defend themselves from predators. Our budding scientists study how insect bodies resemble the meshing parts of simple machines in order to fly like mosquitos, zip across water like a water strider, tunnel like ants, and cut, carry and chew vegetation. In addition, they are studying the insect drawings of the German artist Maria Sybell Merian and then studying insects and creating their own sketches. Click here for more.


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