At Stevens, our rigorous mathematics program is focused on the emphasis of computational fluency, advanced numeracy, geometry and algebra. Our teachers are constantly encouraging students to think like mathematicians and apply mathematical solutions to a variety of problems and subject studies.
Math is everywhere at Stevens. While a portion of every day is devoted to mathematics, the subject is also interwoven into the curriculum. Lower school students use geometry in block building, intermediate school students may use their proficiency in adding or subtracting fractions to social studies projects and middle school students may analyze large sets of data to explain phenomena observed for a science experiment. This continual application of math reinforces computation, logic, reasoning abilities and critical thinking skills. Visit math classes at Stevens and you will find:
1st graders collecting, organizing, and analyzing data to strengthen addition and subtraction of two and three digit numbers;
4th graders investigating decimals while planning a road trip across the U.S. - applying what they have learned to accurately map out routes, calculating mileage, and budgeting for gas and food;
8th graders learning to simplify rational expressions with all four operations and solving rational equations in algebra.
Students complete Algebra I in 8th grade and many Stevens graduates place in advanced math courses in high school.
Math Night is a popular event geared towards students and families in Kindergarten to 5th grade. Parents get a firsthand experience of Stevens’ math curriculum by engaging in various games, activities and challenges. Students and families also get a peek at the problems and operations they’ll be working on in future grades at Stevens.