From adding whole numbers to solving a system of linear equations, from computing with fractions to simplifying rational expressions, we strive to maintain strong basic skills and develop problem-solving strategies. We believe that students develop math abilities through exploration and guided questioning carefully crafted by Math teachers.
Students explore new math concepts through complex open-ended problems that lead to discovering multiple strategies and making meaningful math connections. Students learn to explore problematic situations with a real life context, explain and justify their work, as well as critique the work of their peers.
The teachers’ role is to create an atmosphere where students are not afraid to be wrong but gain confidence in building problem solving strategies.
Doing math at Discovery
We engage our students in a rigorous process of analyzing a problem and exploring solutions.