Math at Radcliffe Creek School consists of teaching the necessary concepts of math such as numeration, place value, and computation using multi-sensory and hands-on techniques. The curriculum is drawn from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the students’ goals are selected to meet the individual needs of each student.
Math skills are taught to mastery before moving on to the next concept and emphasis is placed on the conceptualization of mathematics and not on rote memory of facts and algorithms.
Students create a math resource binder filled with templates, graphs, multiplication charges, and flow charts to help with problem-solving. As students become more proficient and confident with their math skills, the resources are transitioned out. As a student progresses through the higher levels of math instruction, Radcliffe Creek’s goal is to transition each student into a more traditional style of instruction where textbooks and less need for the resource binder becomes the norm.