The Math curriculum at Success Academy provides scholars with the opportunity to develop theoretical, conceptual and practical mathematical understandings. The program is centered on activity-based investigations, which encourage scholars to think creatively, develop their own approaches to problem-solving and work cooperatively. Scholars are consistently writing, drawing and talking about math in order to strengthen their skills. Throughout the day, each scholar solves problems using their own mathematical strategies; these strategies are then shared with the entire class in order to advance all students’ mathematical understanding. Our teachers help facilitate mathematical learning; however, it is the scholars' work and thinking that guide the lesson.
Can you come up with two or three different ways to solve each of these problems? Our scholars can!
Kindergarten: 12 bees were buzzing around a flower. 7 of them flew away. How many bees are still buzzing around the flower?
Grade 1: Jorge read 28 books over the summer. Liz read 13 books over the summer. How many more books did Jorge read than Liz?
Grade 2: I have 4 boxes of cupcakes with 8 cupcakes in each box. How many cupcakes do I have?
Grade 3: Sara invited 9 friends over for a party. She wants to give each friend a bag of jellybeans with the same number of jellybeans in each bag. If Sara has 146 jellybeans, how many jellybeans will each friend get?
Grade 4: Success Academy Harlem 1 receives a shipment of 648 juice boxes. They are packaged with 18 juice boxes in one crate. How many crates of juice boxes did Success Academy Harlem 1 receive?
Middle School: 675 people are waiting for their train at Penn Station. Some people board a train on Track 7. Now there are 468 people left waiting for their train. How many people boarded the train on Track 7?