Mathematics instruction at St. Pius V School is grounded in the belief that math is an essential life skill. Students learn to think logically, discern patterns and relationships, and perform computations in order to become successful problem solvers. By the time a student graduates, he/she is prepared to relate and apply algebraic concepts to all areas of math as well as use the language of math to communicate in verbal, written, and symbolic forms.
We believe that all children can learn mathematical concepts. Lessons are presented in various ways to provide students of differing learning styles opportunities to grasp the concepts and skills being taught. In the lower grades, there is a hands-on approach to learning basic math skills with the use of manipulatives. In the middle grades, classes are divided according to ability level. The program lays the foundation for critical thinking, process development, and communication beginning in kindergarten and continuing through the middle grades.