Math at Two Rivers
Math instruction at Two Rivers guides students to develop a comprehensive understanding of mathematical concepts. We emphasize developing expert thinking and complex communication skills that go beyond basic algorithmic competency in math. The math program focuses on:
- Conceptual understanding
- Procedural skills
- Problem solving
Instead of teaching specific algorithms to solve problems, we guide students through problem based tasks to explore mathematical ideas and to introduce them to multiple methods of solving problems. Students develop greater levels of understanding of the mathematical concepts. They not only know how to do an efficient algorithm but, they understand why it works.
Our program develops proficiency in mathematics so that all of our students are prepared to succeed in high school. With that in mind, we offer a credit-bearing algebra course for middle school students who have demonstrated that they are prepared for work in more advanced mathematics based on their assessment measures.
Change in Ms. Maggie's Pocket: The problem in which you must determine all the values Ms. Maggie can make with the change in her pocket and a solution to the square designs problem.