The goal of the Hebrew Academy mathematics curriculum is to make mathematics a natural part of the learning process and applicable to the real world. Problem solving, visual/spatial discretion, ordination and algebraic concepts are introduced at appropriate grade levels.
In Kindergarten, where math activities are integrated in the center-based curriculum, children learn to identify, write numbers, count, measure, sort and classify.
In grades one and two, topics include telling time, charts and graphs, customary and metric measurement, addition, subtraction, and the introduction of multiplication and fractions.
Grade three focuses on multiplication and the introduction of division, decimals, and geometry.
As the children’s skills increase, student assignments are tailored for individual skill development. Life skill units focus on the application of mathematical skills to real-life situations. Double digit multiplication, addition, subtraction, fractions and decimals are reinforced in grade four.
Grades five and six focus on coordinate and space geometry, the theory of probability, plus points and percentages.
Grade seven prepares students for the mastery of algebra and eighth graders study either Algebra or Geometry depending on their level.