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 employ Math in Focus: Singapore Math as our curriculum and guiding pedagogy. Students use concrete materials and visual models to variously represent concepts, make discoveries, find connections to abstract ideas and explain their thinking as they build procedural fluency.
Upper School students advance their abstract thinking and operational skills, completing a rigorous Algebra 1 course.