Students develop a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts and advanced problem solving skills. Content is presented using the Math in Focus Singapore math program, a rigorous and challenging curriculum that teaches fewer topics in greater depth compared with typical math programs. Courses help students develop confidence, master techniques, and employ reasoning skills to solve real-world mathematical problems.
Topics encompass all the Common Core math strands: Ratios & Proportional Reasoning, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Statistics & Probability, and Functions. New material is introduced in both concrete and pictorial settings, followed by an examination of corresponding formulas to synthesize observations into meaningful mathematics.
To differentiate instruction, students who demonstrate strong mathematical foundations cover advanced topics in pull-out “math lab” sessions and will complete a full algebra I curriculum. Additionally, all students use Khan Academy’s individualized online program to work at their own pace during a weekly independent math block.
Math Competitions: Students who show interest and inclination are encouraged to participate in a variety of math competitions, both in person and online. These include Mathcounts, AMC8, and Online Math League. Harlem Academy’s advanced students have placed in the highest groups at these competitions.