Big Ideas Math includes two course offerings:
This program will grow with this group of students. We will add Course 2 and Advanced Course 2 the following year, with Course 3 and Algebra 1 to be added the third year.
Big Ideas provides for the typical math student to take the time needed to master the math concepts, yet provides for advanced students to move at a quicker pace.
Both pathways produce students well equipped for high school math classes.
PROVISO: All lessons provided in non-Catholic textbooks are carefully screened to ensure they are appropriate for our students and do not in any way undermine Catholic teachings, morals, or values. Should a lesson be found lacking in the above conditions, it will not be presented to our students.
For Grades K-5, we use the proven Saxon Math text books.
Saxon Math is noted for introducing new concepts daily in small portions and then reviewing prior concepts, also daily.
This methodology helps students learn, retain, and become proficient with what they have learned.
We are seeing significant improvement in the ability of our students to successfully master and retain the subject matter.