Dr. Monica Neagoy, an internationally recognized expert on teaching mathematics who has worked with Hill faculty since 2010, has continued to guide Hill teachers this year in developing a math program that emphasizes learning fundamental concepts in meaningful and developmentally appropriate ways. This year, Dr. Neagoy and upper school math teachers are implementing a middle school mathematics scope and sequence using Connected Math to help children develop conceptual and procedural mastery. The mathematics curriculum incorporates six content strands: numbers and operations, measurement, data analysis, probability, geometry, and algebra (patterns, functions, and symbolic representation).
In addition to procedural fluency, emphasis is placed on problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation. Teachers at Hill School praise the mathematics program for generating enthusiasm for and deep understanding of mathematical principles.