Mathematics

Mathematics

The Mathematics Curriculum at The Ethical Community Charter School encourages students to analyze, plan, solve, and reflect. The TECCS Math Curriculum provides our students with multiple means of representation (the "what" of learning), expression (the "how" of learning), and engagement (the "why" of learning). This multi-layered approach to mathematics allows our students to explore mathematics through independent investigations, reflective problem-solving, group discussion, and mathematical writing. Our math program integrates the use of Manipulatives, Technology (Tech-Math), and Project-Based Learning (PBL) to allow all types of academic learners to fully explore and grasp mathematical concepts. According to the Common Core State Standards, some of the highest priority content for college and career readiness comes from elementary and middle school mathematics. At TECCS, we are confident that our universal approach to mathematics education will ensure that our students are not only ready for high school, but will excel in their post-secondary education and future careers.

Elementary School Mathematics:

Through the Elementary School Math Curriculum students understand and practice math concepts such as Arithmetic Operations, Fractions, Decimals, Place Value, Measurement and Data Analysis. Students are also introduced to the foundations of Geometry, as they explore lines and shapes in 1, 2, and 3-dimensions. Our pedagogical approach allows our students to use mathematical manipulatives and technology to kinesthetically and visually understand math concepts.

Middle School Mathematics:

The Middle School Math Curriculum builds on the strengths of our Elementary School Math Curriculum, by further integrating technology with mathematics. A weekly Tech-Math class explores topics such as factors, ratios, percentages, fractions, and computer programming. Our Middle School Math Program also uses PBL to allow our students to explore topics of their own interest. By using a process that integrates the mathematical method for problem solving, students ask questions, collect and analyze data, and present the results and the story behind such data, to their own class. Students express their own mathematical ideas by participating in group discussions and creating reflective math essays.