Students at Providence Country Day begin their odyssey of mathematics by developing a solid foundation of arithmetic skills. As they build on this foundation, they are asked not only to employ the fundamentals of mathematics but also to think more conceptually, graphically and complexly. The mathematics curriculum at PCD underscores the importance of skill development and problem solving.
A wide range of math courses is offered in grades six through eight, with students homogeneously grouped in order to maximize their progress. Because students develop at different rates, they may move from one level to another during the year. While they are building a strong foundation, we also encourage them to challenge themselves—learning basic math facts as well as developing a number sense. As students move into pre-algebra and algebra, they are presented with occasions to use more abstract thinking and problem solving strategies.