Cross-curricular work is "D"evelopmental!
Math at NPS is taught with the goal of developing creative, competent, and flexible problem solvers who are comfortable taking risks.
As all students are natural mathematicians, homeroom teachers, with the support of the School’s full time math specialist, provide a variety of math experiences through direct instruction, independent practice, cutting edge cooperative projects, and game-playing.
NPS has an innovative and well-researched curriculum that addresses the foundation of mathematics: numbers and operations, geometry, patterns, functions, algebraic thinking, data analysis, and measurement. Students as young as 3 begin to develop number sense, a mathematical vocabulary, and a logical approach to solving problems that enables future application of mathematical reasoning to real-world questions.
To maintain a dynamic learning environment that accommodates a variety of learning styles, NPS utilizes the most effective activities and best practices from several mathematics curricula including Everyday Math, Investigations, Contexts for Learning by Cathy Fosnot, the National Science Foundation’s Rational Number Project, and Number Talks by Sherry Parrish. The School also supplements and differentiates instruction with engaging online content from the Dreambox and IXL companies.
Observing how the NPS math program promotes reasoning and communication
Congratulations to all of our mathematicians!
Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful community event!
Students form imaginary t-shirt factories to better understand multi-digit addition and subtraction
We had a wonderful Pi Day at NPS!
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- NPS Students Excel at
- Math enrichment projects
- Grade Level Project-based learning
- Develop intuitive understanding of numbers through exploration, hands-on experiences, and games
- Explore numbers, including the concept of none and one-to-one correspondence
- Learn the language of math, including directional language
- Apply math language and concepts to families and classroom environment
Math Specialist Betsy Williams
BS, Keene State College