Through Everyday Math, developed at the University of Chicago, MCA teaches basic fact knowledge and number sense, computation and accuracy, as well as concept and skill development from arithmetic to algebra. In addition to a focus on both mathematical processes and precise answers, we balance discovery learning with teacher-directed instruction. The faculty works diligently to increase students’ mental dexterity, discouraging an over-dependence on calculators. We are committed to fostering mathematical literacy!
We emphasize number calculation as well as conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills, linking mathematics to everyday situations, linking past experiences to new concepts, partner and small-group activities, building a knowledge-base through daily oral activities and games, home and school partnerships, and the integration of the calculator as a tool for learning.
If you’d like to learn more about Everyday Math, please visit their website.