Pre-kindergarten – First Grade

The City Academy Early Childhood Mathematics program uses an independent approach, encouraging children ages three through seven to learn academic and practical life skills through the Montessori method known as M.O.C.C.I. (Movement, Order, Concentration, Coordination, and Independence). Learning through construction and kinesthetics, students use manipulatives in order to create a solid, concrete understanding of operations and strategies. Our mathematics curriculum focuses on each individual child’s physical, psychological and social needs. By designing our curriculum in this manner, City Academy is able to enhance natural, all-around growth in every child.

Second – Sixth Grade

The City Academy mathematics program for grades two through six builds upon the foundation of the Early Childhood Montessori math classes. The Singapore Math curriculum allows our students to learn math in stages, beginning with concrete, moving next to pictorial and finally working in the abstract. At every grade level, students build number sense through a variety of classroom experiences. Teachers differentiate and individualize the curriculum for each student, cultivating independent thinkers and problem solvers. Through the use of hands-on projects, activities and a variety of real-world experiences, students are encouraged to appreciate the importance of mathematics in their lives and to gain confidence in their abilities as evolving mathematicians.

Enduring Understandings (Pre-kindergarten – First Grade)

  • There are many ways to represent a problem.
  • Measurement describes the attributes of objects and events.
  • Analyzing geometric relationships develops reasoning and justification skills.
  • Data can be collected, organized, and displayed in purposeful ways.
  • Patterns and relationships can be represented numerically, graphically, symbolically, and verbally providing insight into potential relationships.
  • Problem solving requires the ability to identify and understand the problem, articulate the problem, develop possible solutions and manage resources necessary to implement a solution.
  • The language of mathematics is communicated through specialized vocabulary and symbols used to represent and describe mathematical ideas, generalizations, and relationships.
  • Approaching mathematics with a curious mind encourages inquiry, exploration, discovery and the acquisition of knowledge that leads to understanding and the construction of meaning.

Enduring Understandings (Second – Sixth Grade)

  • There are many ways to represent a problem.
  • Measurement describes the attributes of objects and events.
  • Analyzing geometric relationships develops reasoning and justification skills.
  • Data can be collected, organized, and displayed in purposeful ways.
  • Patterns and relationships can be represented numerically, graphically, symbolically, and verbally providing insight into potential relationships.
  • Problem solving requires the ability to identify and understand the problem, articulate the problem, develop possible solutions and manage resources necessary to implement a solution.
  • The language of mathematics is communicated through specialized vocabulary and symbols used to represent and describe mathematical ideas, generalizations, and relationships.
  • Approaching mathematics with a curious mind encourages inquiry, exploration, discovery and the acquisition of knowledge that leads to understanding and the construction of meaning.