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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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AFTER SCHOOL DRAMA, IMAGINATION & STORY TELLING: Students enrolled in SCCS’s newly expanded after school program participated in a theater arts program. They wrote their own plays, designed costumes, assembled props, and then performed a short piece. The prompt for this small-group experience: The Road Not Taken: Imagine that you’ve come to a fork in the road. Which way should you go? Cindy Naughton and Jenny Sturley, a Smith student,  led this activity. The directions included this bit of wisdom: the most important goals are to be creative and work together!.
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Open House on Saturday, January 24th, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
for prospective kindergarten through sixth grade students and their families. For more information. - click here

PTO's January Ski Program
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