The VCS math program builds proficient mathematicians by developing conceptual understanding, reasoning skills, problem-solving strategies, computational fluency and a positive mindset toward the discipline. Coursework incorporates direct instruction, inquiry-based exploration, guided practice and independent study in alignment with the National Research Council’s mathematical proficiency strands.
In Grades K-5, we emphasize building a balance between conceptual comprehension and procedural fluency. Students use concrete materials and visual models to variously represent concepts, make discoveries, find connections to abstract ideas and explain their thinking.
Upper School students advance their abstract thinking and operational skills, completing a rigorous Algebra 1 course.