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K-8 Course Descriptions » Math


In the words of our Golden Apple Award-winning Middle School Math teacher, Ellen Petersen, “Math is Life” and a subject we take very seriously at SPS.  In addition to classroom learning, SPS provides additional resources for the mastery of Math and the thorough preparation of our students for high-school level courses.


Highlights of the Curriculum include:

  • Mastery of the Five Strands of Mathematical proficiency
    • Conceptual Understanding
    • Skill in carrying out mathematical procedures
    • Strategic Competence to formulate, represent, and solve mathematical problems
    • Adaptive Reasoning
    • Productive Disposition:  The habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile
  • Extended Math period
  • In-classroom curriculum differentiation to meet each student’s individual abilities.
  • Additional time for the study of Math during all Library classes, Grades K-8
  • Teacher-led early-morning Math help sessions in Middle School
  • Opportunity for qualifying 8th graders to attend 9th Grade Honors Algebra I at Bishop Canevin High School.
  • Classroom+ opportunities such as Thinking Caps, K’nex Challenge, Quiz Bowls and Chess Club