Math is a subject that is highly prized at St Theresa Catholic School. Our students typically average within the top 15% of the country in their math scores.
Given the highly abstract and conceptual nature of Mathematics, we teach the subject in a conceptual as opposed to a formulaic manner. We use the Singapore Math Series (K- 8th grade) because we believe that the program fosters real mathematical thinking. We also implement Singapore Math because of the strong curricular connection the series makes between concepts and manipulatives. In short, the best way for children to grasp concepts is to allow them to grasp things; the Singapore curriculum is built on that important educational insight.