US Mathematics

The Upper School mathematics program at Centreville Layton School combines individualization with a diagnostic-prescriptive approach. Weaknesses are identified, documented, then enriched. The program follows the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Standards. The program was reverse engineered beginning with a college freshman’s first day- what skills are necessary for student success? From this point, the skills were tracked backwards until day 1 of grade 9. Essentially, a four-year map was created to try and best serve our students. New material is presented in increments. Each increment builds on the foundation of earlier increments, leading students to a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. The instruction of related increments is carefully distributed throughout the grade level, ensuring that students have the opportunity to master each increment before being introduced to the next related one.

The overall goals include: developing confidence by providing an experience of success in doing math, introducing and developing math study skills, and becoming better prepared for future math courses in a secondary or college setting through metacognitive strategies.

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Our son learned the valuable skills of teamwork, patience and perseverance during his time at Centreville Layton as well as the academic strategies to move forward into a typical high school setting. Centreville Layton strikes a great balance of family-like warmth and discipline in a beautiful country setting.

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This year, I’ve learned to understand that acceptance is greatly appreciated but difficult to find. Compared to where I came from, CLS houses some of the most accepting people that I’ve ever met. I am thankful for every little act of kindness shown towards me or even towards another student. They have not gone unnoticed.


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