Math skills are necessary for everyday life yet so often the foundational skills such as basic facts and word problems are rushed through leaving children with gaps in there understanding of math later on down the road. R.I.S.E. focuses on strong visual foundational skills K-3rd grade, concept application and processes in 4th-6th grade, preparing students for higher level math in middle school, and college preparatory math and advanced math at the high school level. Students who participate in our math program tend to be a year to two years past their public school peers.
Singapore Math is our main curriculum used in the Kindergarten through fifth grade*. We also use a technology enhanced learning model to focus on mastering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts and other skills that are more based on memory. Students grasp simple concepts through games, hands on tasks, and paper pencil tasks. In making sure our students are grasping all concepts we use many different resources to tap into each of the 7 types of learning styles, and to reteach and review concepts that children may need more practice and repetition to grasp.
In 4th and 5th grade we start to really focus on word problems and introducing concepts in a way that helps students to be able to transition to higher level math courses and understand them.
Middle School and High school students when ready move into Shormann math, where they are able to place into Pre-algebra or Algebra I. Once in Algebra I, this program allows students to complete Algebra I, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre- Calculus, Trigonometry and Calculus all by graduation and be prepared to be successful in college level math. Since this is a very intense program students go at their own pace so they are working towards mastery. Once students complete these courses they are able to placement test at their local college* and start working towards college credits.
*(based on individual students ability and age)