Jemicy’s Upper School math curriculum is multisensory and designed to prepare students for a successful transition to college level study.
The curriculum focuses on developing strong computation and problem-solving skills, as well as analytic reasoning and fluency, while building confidence, communication, and test-taking and study strategies. The use of manipulatives facilitates instruction, and small class sizes enable students to receive more personalized attention and pacing. A course such as Jemicy’s integrated Geometry and Woodworking class provides a hands-on experience for learning geometry concepts, and the Kinetic Sculpture class, which is an art elective, enables students to apply complex math and physics concepts to real-world problems. Four (4) math credits are required for graduation and must include a minimum of Algebra I and Geometry. Mathematics electives options include: Personal Finance, Consumer Math, and Probability and Statistics.
Jemicy understands that, developmentally, students acquire math skills at different rates and, therefore, offers two tracks to accommodate the needs of our students. Students have the ability to transition between tracks as needed.
A Track (Accelerated) COURSES
Algebra I (A)
Algebra II (A)
Pre-calculus and Trigonometry
A Track courses move at a more accelerated pace, and topics are covered in greater depth than B Track courses. Students in A Track courses typically have a well- developed number sense, strong computational skills, and an aptitude with mathematical applications and reasoning.
B Track COURSES
Pre-algebra (Taken over 1 or 2 years)
Algebra I (Part A)
Algebra I (Part B)
In B Track courses, concepts are presented in smaller chunks and are reinforced with ample repetition and an emphasis on procedural processes. The pace of the B Track courses is slower than that of A Track classes, as students in B Track classes may need to further develop number sense and computational skills.
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