Middle School Mathematics and Science
An integrated mathematics and science program at the Middle School allows for learning to be fun, hands-on and interactive.
Mathematics and science are integrated whenever possible, often with the same teachers teaching both subjects. This allows for interactive learning, with labs and real-world application of ideas and concepts. Work often revolves around a project, topic or wider question, and using creative problem-solving and fact-finding to uncover answers and results.
The Middle School prioritizes developing strength in math skills that are useful in and out of the classroom. By focusing on reasoning, problem-solving and computation in a mathematical context, students learn how to apply these to such concepts as statistics, probability, patterns, operations and more.
Students practise communication and creativity skills through self-directed and collaborative math lessons to better understand the subject. This way of learning allows students to develop confidence as mathematicians and recognize that they have the tools and knowledge to be successful.
Science class is what we consider "hands-on and minds-on," meaning students learn through experiments and investigations. This engaging way to learn helps students better understand, retain and practise scientific concepts and methods. Students question and learn to interpret the world around them by investigating topics through a scientific lens and by developing practical solutions.
Middle School science classes take a variety of forms, including experiments and demonstrations, field work, group discussions and guest speakers from local organizations. Students work individually and cooperatively in a lab setting as they question, observe, hypothesize, test, analyze and interpret their findings. Topics covered through the Middle School science curriculum include life science, earth science and space science, chemistry, electricity and more.