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A Coeducational School | Early Learners to Third Grade
Teaching & Learning


Math encourages Pre-Kindergarten children to solve problems, develop their natural curiosity and enhance their self-confidence. Through active exploration and the use of concrete objects, children begin forming important concepts about numbers and using mathematical ideas. Children are also encouraged to use reasoning and math skills in everyday life.
Math provides Kindergartners the opportunity to develop their analytical thinking through hands-on activities. Children also continue to build strategies and skills for problem solving. Math is an integral part of the curriculum, connecting ideas and applications to the real world in which children live. Math concepts are introduced, revisited and built upon throughout the school year. Cooperative learning is fostered through small groups, games and computer activities.

First Grade
Math at the First Grade level encourages children to become investigators, discovers, predictors, explorers and risk-takers. In these ways children make the connections between the concepts and skills important to understanding and applying mathematical principles. First Graders study number and operations, identify, describe and apply number patterns and properties, work with geometric shapes and measure and explore data and chance.

Second Grade
Math in the Second Grade expands children’s number sense as their understanding of operations, data, geometry and spatial orientation deepens. Students move toward more symbolic representations of mathematics and they record their observations and computations in journals. Second Graders learn from each other and cooperative projects help students appreciate the various strategies that may be used to arrive at a solution.

Third Grade
Math in the Third Grade expands on children’s abilities to make connections between the classroom and the world outside of school. Students increasingly explore more complex mathematical concepts and relationships. They also practice communicating, both orally and in writing, an understanding of numbers, variables, functions, data, geometry, measurement and probability.

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Our Mission

At Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, we provide an extraordinary early childhood education in a diverse community that values every individual. Beauvoir’s program encourages creative, courageous learners and builds an enduring foundation for a lifelong spirit of inquiry and joy in learning.
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